Today’s Reading | Matthew 24
So Be Ready
What question did the disciples ask in verse three? List some of the signs that Jesus gave to answer their question. How do you think Jesus’ answer made the disciples feel? From reading verses 42-51, how do you think Jesus wanted them to respond? It seems that Jesus wanted the disciples to understand the signs and as a result be motivated to be ready for His return. The signs would demonstrate that He could return at any time. It seems that knowing that Jesus was going to be coming back soon should have motivated them to be ready. They knew what the signs were, but not when He would come, so they had to be ready at any time. What if Jesus came back as soon as you finished reading this paragraph? Would you be ready? Would you be ready to go to heaven? Would you be ready to hear Him say, “well done?” Ask God to enable you to live each day as if it were the day He was returning. Commit to work at getting all areas of your life in order so you will be ready. Highlight the phrase in your Bible, “So you also must be ready,” to remind you of your commitment.
Observation: What do I see?
Interpretation: What does it mean?
Application: How does it apply to me?
Implementation: What do I do?