Saturday, November 26, 2016

11-27

"Be sure of this: if the master of the house had known the hour of night when the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and not let his house be broken into."  (Matthew 24: 43 NABRE)

If I know what time the thief is coming, I would alert the police and hire security guards.   Everyone will like to know his final hour on this earth.  Alas, it is hidden from us. 

Scripture counsels us:  "It is the hour now for you to awake from sleep. For our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed."  (Romans 13: 11) And then:  "Let us then throw off the works of darkness [and] put on the armor of light."  (Romans 13:12) And finally, we are to put on as a garment the Lord Jesus Christ and make zero provision for the desires of the flesh.  (Romans 13: 14)

Nothing is more helpful here than the motto of the Boys Scout:  "Be Prepared!  You do not know when it will happen.  (Matthew 24: 44)

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