Today’s reading took me to Matthew 24. It starts out with Jesus predicting and describing the fall of Jerusalem. The whole chapter Jesus discusses the end times.
I want to highlight some verses that speak to us his followers.
““So you, too, must keep watch! For you don’t know what day your Lord is coming. Understand this: If a homeowner knew exactly when a burglar was coming, he would keep watch and not permit his house to be broken into. You also must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected. “A faithful, sensible servant is one to whom the master can give the responsibility of managing his other household servants and feeding them. If the master returns and finds that the servant has done a good job, there will be a reward. I tell you the truth, the master will put that servant in charge of all he owns. But what if the servant is evil and thinks, ‘My master won’t be back for a while,’ and he begins beating the other servants, partying, and getting drunk? The master will return unannounced and unexpected, and he will cut the servant to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
Matthew 24:42-51 -NLT
If I am a good and faithful servant I will be working at my job, faithfully performing my duties and watching for my Lord and master to return, no matter how long he has been away.
Part of my Job is tell others about him.
“Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.”
Matthew 24:12-14 – NLT
I once played the part of Psalty the Singing Song Book and some times I feel like I’m still in that role, “come on everybody! Let’s do what Jesus told us to do, and let’s sing a worship chorus while we’re at it!”
Ok, so what’s wrong with that?