Keep awake! – Mark 13:33 | 2-minute meditation


Meditating on Mark 13:33 reminds us: we must not be complacent.

Mark 13:33
“Be on guard, keep awake. For you do not kno… (visit YouTube for more)


In Mark 13, verse 33, Jesus says, "Be on guard. Keep awake. For you do not know when the time will come."

This is a verse that’s really worth focusing in on, and meditating on, and dwelling on, because it asks a question of us: What is it that we need to do to be ready, to be on guard, to remain awake, if we knew for a fact that Jesus was coming this afternoon, this evening, what would we do differently?

We don’t want to be like the lazy servants that haven’t done any of the work and the master returns and they suddenly have to rush into action to tidy up, to set things right, to do the dishes, whatever, just because the master’s arrived. We don’t want to be in that position. We want to make sure that all of the tasks that God is giving us, we are doing diligently, immediately.

We need to live in a state of constant preparedness for the return of Jesus. And that means leaving nothing undone. Everything that it is within our power to do for God, we do promptly.

And you must understand, when I say these things, I am talking to myself. This is a meditation that I am performing. Rob, what have you not done that God asked you to do? And this is not so that we can feel guilty about it, this is simply so that we get on. Because the time may seem long to us, but relatively speaking, it’s short.

Ask anyone who is in their later years of life. It feels like there’s not enough time. So we have to be diligent, we have to be obedient. But we can also remember that there’s joy in the work that we do for God. This is not drudgery. Jesus yoke, is light.

When this video finishes, why not spend some time meditating further and asking God, is there anything that you should be getting on with? And I’ll do the same. God bless you.

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