Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through. Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not. (Luke 12:37-40)
God’s people are to continue in that which He has given them to do. While we wait expectantly for His return we are to be about our Father’s business. Those who follow Jesus Christ are not to become complacent and stop doing that we are to be doing. The servants of God do not serve the Lord to earn or keep anything which His grace has bestowed but out of love for Jesus and for others as He taught. His people will be blessed when He arrives and comes for His own. No one knows exactly when He is coming and so all should be ready and faithful, looking for His return.
Those who are His by faith in Him and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary are to eagerly expect His imminent return for His own. No matter when He comes we are to be faithful and obedient, not to gain His favor but because we love our neighbours and love our Lord. While we wait for His return in the air or if He should take us Home to be with Him before then, we are to be doing that which He has called us to do, reaching the lost for Christ, teaching the nations all that He commanded, and preaching His Word, in season and out. He has given His servants their orders and we do not know when He will come so we are to be ready and await His return. Those who are not born again through repentance and faith unto Salvation are not ready to meet the Lord when He comes in judgment and to rule.
Until that day, God sends those of us who are His saints and know Him out into this world to reach the lost that they might be saved from sin. He desires that His people strive to be holy and obedient unto Him that we might minister to those around us who are hurting and in need as He provides. We serve others, equipped with the Word of reconciliation and righteousness, rightly divided and fitly spoken, that they may see Christ in us, the hope of Glory. Our God has commanded us to love one another with an unfeigned love, even as He first loved us, and to disciple one another in the Word of God so that we may all grow in grace and in the Knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Our Lord has commissioned those who are His with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to go where He sends us in the power of the Holy Spirit. As we go, we are to proclaim the Good News of forgiveness through repentance and reconciliation with the Father through faith in His Son, that those who believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah of God might have life in His Name.
God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. God calls you to faith in Christ and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with God, forgiveness from God, and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of God who is God the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.