It really is time to "look up" and to set aside all idleness and foolishness which at times, we unfortunately allow in our lives, even with all the best intentions. Let's prepare for the glorious return of Our Lord Jesus Christ, so that no one will have to appear ashamed before Him. Yes we are blessed indeed, to be envied, as a certain Bible version translates the word "blessed." A time of untold joy is coming our way.
Eye has not seen, nor ear
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.
1 Cor. 2:9
Let us put our "house" in order, remembering that we must appear before the Throne of Christ to have our works evaluated by Him, and to give accounts of every single 'non-working' word we have spoken. I think that most Christians seem to forget about this, and they are very casual and careless about their lives. For example; many Christians are most generous with support of ministries and missions to the point of not-caring how these ministries spend the money that is sent to them. Most people would be shocked to find out the terrible waste and improper use of monies destined for some "ministries." Careless Christians will be held equally responsible as the people they finance. Give only after you have prayerfully checked things out or when you personally know the people involved and you are aware of what is being accomplished. Beware of TV "ministers" who tearfully ask for offers, and whose high-flying lifestyle clashes violently with the sobriety (not to mention good taste) that is essential to the Christian life. Beware of those who claim to have "amazing new revelations" or "deep new insights," or "wonderous plans and promises" for your life.
Keep your eyes steady on the Lord, stay in the Word. Be ready!
But the day of the
Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great
noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that
are in it will be burned up. Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what
manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for
and hastening the coming of the day of God...
2 Peter 3:10-12