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Live Ready


Let us be alert to the season in which we are living. It is the season of the Blessed Hope, calling for us to cut our ties with the world and build ourselves on this One who will soon appear. He is our hope—a Blessed Hope enabling us to rise above our times and fix our gaze upon Him. - A. W. Tozer

Between Palm Sunday and Easter Jerusalem was filled with tension and turmoil. Jesus’ comment about the coming destruction of the Temple troubled the disciples deeply. On the Mount of Olives, they asked Jesus two questions: “When will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming, at the end of the age?” (Matthew 24:3)


Jesus provided some general indications that would foreshadow His return but flatly rejected providing any hint concerning when these events would occur. Jesus avoided the issue of time but focused on how they (and we) should live as we await his return.


Three parables in Matthew 25 redirect us to what Jesus expects from us:

  • The Parable of the Ten Virgins emphasizes our need to live expectantly. Christ could return at any time. We should live ready.

  • The Parable of the Talents focuses on productivity. We must use - not hide - the gifts God entrusts to us.

  • The Parable of the Sheep and Goats reminds us that we should live compassionately.

This Easter, recommit to live expectantly. Honor God with your thoughts and actions.


This Easter, recommit to live productively. Honor God with your service to Him.


This Easter, recommit to live compassionately. Honor God by reaching out to others.


Excelsior,

Dan Bolin

Author & President

Refueling in Flight Ministries, Inc

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