Daily Devotion on Matthew 25:1-13

Text: Matthew 25:1-13

Semper Paratus, the United States Coast Guard motto, means always prepared. For a soldier, it crucial to always be prepared because no one knows when the action will begin and what will be needed to win. Being prepared can mean the difference between life and death, victory and defeat.

Are you always prepared? You don’t have to be in the armed forces to have this as your motto. In fact, Jesus’ words in Matthew 25 show that it is even more important to be prepared as a Christian than it is as a soldier. Being prepared as a Christian can mean the difference between eternal life and eternal death.

No one knows when the world will end. When it does end we had better be prepared. That is an intimidating thought. If all the Bible said about Judgment Day was that we had to be prepared at all times we would have a lot to be afraid of. None of us is prepared at all times for Jesus return. The Bible has a lot more to say about Judgment Day and how we are prepared.  In Jesus we have what we need to face Judgment Day, forgiveness and peace. By regularly hearing and reading God’s word we keep our lamps trimmed and burning so that we are always reminded of God’s love in Jesus always prepared to meet our Maker.

Prayer: Heavenly Father in you we live and move and have our being. Forgive us when we fail to live as your children, when we fail to keep you as our central focus. Give us the strength and motivation to serve you each and every day so that whenever Judgment Day comes we are prepared to meet you. Above all, thank you for sending your Son to win heaven for us. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

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About vicarhoff

I am thrilled and honored to be serving as vicar/intern at Christ the King Lutheran Church and School for a whole year!

Posted on November 9, 2011, in Church, Daily Devotions, Preschool and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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