Ready, Waiting, & Wise
- Be Ready for Our Savior is Coming as a Thief in the Night -
We must “Be wise, prepared, waiting, and keep watch.” These are key words and warnings from the mouths of His prophets. They are to be like a shofar sounding in the ears of those who are asleep so that they might hear the word of YAHveh. Not only does He sound a shofar to wake us up, but He calls us with the Great Commission to speak truth, “to turn…the disobedient to the attitude [wisdom] of the righteous, so as to make ready a people prepared for YAHveh” (Luke 1:17).“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, they were marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so shall the coming of the Son of Man be” (Matthew 24:36-39).
Indeed, we have a double-duty commission: to work out our own salvation by being prepared and ready, pure and spotless, and to tell others by sounding the truth in their ear. We can’t do it as hypocrites who walk according to the flesh and then speak the words of YAHveh. No one would want to listen, and it would not make much of an impression if they did. We are His appointed instruments, His chosen ambassadors to beseech the world, to beseech those in our lives to be reconciled to the Holy One. But first He beseeches us to be reconciled to Him in righteousness. The key phrases that YAHveh accentuates are going to move you, by His Spirit, out of harm’s way. He wants to unshackle you and break chains, strongholds, the love of this world, the pride of life, and the lust of the flesh. He will set you free if you don’t resist Him. This is a process, because there are many shackles that beset everyone, but He prepares you to be free. Let this devotional help you in this life-changing process of becoming ready, waiting, and wise!