Sunday Scriptures – Ready

House Servants at Stonehouse Hill, estate of F...

House Servants at Stonehouse Hill, Estate of F. L. Ames

Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, like men waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him. It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. I tell you the truth, he will dress himself to serve, and will have them recline at the table, and will come and wait on them. It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the second or third watch of the night. But understand this: if the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

4 thoughts on “Sunday Scriptures – Ready

  1. Kate Kresse says:

    Good reminder. We sang a song at church this weekend that relates to this post! Part of it went “find us ready, Lord, not standing still….”.

    On days when we procrastinate, and on days when our priorities are misplaced, we need to remember your wise words and the Scriptural reminder too.

  2. Ruth Bailey says:

    Katharine, I so appreciate your reminders of our Lord’s words. May I be ready – every day – for him to return. I’m amazed in this passage by the part that says that the master will gird himself and serve those servants whom he finds ready at that time! (Come back quickly, Lord!)

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