Are We Sleeping?

But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.  Take heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.  For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.  Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.  And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

Mark 13:32-37

Sleeping is a good thing.  But there are certain times that we should not be asleep.  The Bible tells us here that no man knows exactly when the Lord is going to return.  But He has given us some instructions.  In these verses, He tell us to “Watch.”  We are supposed to be paying attention and working.  We need to be watching.

“Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.”  Too often (at least at my house), we think about doing something and we want to do something, but then we just get a little too comfortable and relaxed, and soon we find ourselves asleep.  That not only happens to us physically, but spiritually.  We can spiritually fall asleep.  And, in our modern society, it is becoming increasingly easy to spiritually fall asleep.

But we don’t want to be asleep at the Lord’s return.  We don’t want Him to find us sleeping and not paying attention and working.  So, we should heed the advice that the Lord gives “unto all:”  Watch.  Stay awake, pay attention and be ready for the Lord’s return.  If He returned right now, would he find us sleeping?

2 responses to this post.

  1. Thank you so much, for encouraging us to stay awake for Him! What a needed warning! God bless you , Ben!


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