The year 2020 has been a challenge on so many levels, and the major issues are not going to go away any time soon. As with many difficult years in mankind's past, there are many speculations that the end of this age and the return of Christ is near. It is surely possible, but then Jesus had told his disciples, “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only” (Matthew 24:36 ESV).
We don't know if we will be alive when Christ actually returns, but even so we would be wise to follow Jesus' advice to his disciples, “So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him” (Matthew 24:44 ESV).
So this month, we will examine what it means to “Be Ready” and how we can “Stay Dressed for Action.”
Jesus instructs his disciples to be “dressed for action” (Luke 12:35 ESV) and told them “You must also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect” (Luke 12:40 ESV). These words are just as relevant for the disciples of Jesus today as they were when he spoke them. ... more
What actions are involved as these servants wait for their employer to return? What did the employer expect of them?...more
Full length mirrors to a woman is an essential piece of furniture. If one does not examine the state of one’s dress before leaving the house, or a public bathroom, one can be terribly embarrassed. ...more
I remember a story from my youth called The Emperor’s New Clothes. What I remember is he was fooled into thinking he was dressed splendidly, but was actually quite naked. ...more
Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning, and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks. Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will dress himself for service and have them recline at table, and he will come and serve them.
Luke 12:35-37 ESV
Volume 19 Issue 08
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