But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
Are you living like today is the day?
This scripture gives you a tip. You should live each day like today is the day.
Matthew 24:36 “Concerning that day and exact hour, no one knows when it will arrive, not even the angels of heaven—only the Father knows. (The Passion Translation)
Were you one of those children whose parents showed up at school, unannounced? You did not know when or what teacher they were going to talk to. So, you did not change into your “extra clothes” or choose to be the class clown. You were obedient, were respectful of your teachers, and did your class work. The same should be true for you as a child of God.
Philippians 2:12 My beloved ones, just like you’ve always listened to everything I’ve taught you in the past, I’m asking you now to keep following my instructions as though I were right there with you. Now you must continue to make this new life fully manifested as you live in the holy awe of God—which brings you trembling into his presence. (The Passion Translation)
Paul was talking to the church at Philippi, but you can treat it as an admonition from God. Work like you don’t know when Christ will return because you don’t. The old folks used to say, “Don’t let Him catch you with your work undone.”
Ephesians 5:15-16 So be very careful how you live, not being like those with no understanding, but live honorably with true wisdom, for we are living in evil times. Take full advantage of every day as you spend your life for his purposes. (The Passion Translation)
You should live each day manifesting love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance. That way, when Jesus returns, He will find you doing what you know He requires.
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, help me live each day as if Jesus will return, today. I can remember singing a song, “Watch ye, therefore, you know not the day.” They were singing about not knowing when I would die but the same applies for not knowing when it is “the day.” I don’t want to live with gifts unused, talents untapped and assignments not completed. When Jesus comes, I want Him to find me doing what You have purposed for me to do. Help me live every day seeking to fulfill the call You have on my life…