Scripture –

Luke 12:35-36 – “Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning, and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so they may open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks.”

Observation –

After Jesus tells the crowd and disciples not to fear and seek the Kingdom of God, He warns that His disciples must be on guard and stay ready.  Jesus is telling disciples to continue to seek him by preparing our minds and hearts with the hope of the gospel for action.  Our lamps are not to be hid under a table but to keep burning and be a light in the darkness.  Be ready to answer the door when Jesus knocks.

Application

Jesus is telling all believers that we have to put on the full armor of God by being in the word, in prayer to let the Spirit guide us in wisdom and discernment.  We are called to go out armed with the truth into a spiritual battlefield and proclaim the hope we have in the name of Jesus Christ.  These commands from Jesus are verbs that require us both to be prepared and move.to   Fear immobilizes, paralyzes and faith will move.  While I am waiting for the return of Jesus and His feast, I can’t become consumed with when exactly that day will come. I must seek first the Kingdom myself and be a light to others who are looking for the hope we have in Jesus and make him known.

 

Prayer –

Father,

Thank you for your love, grace and mercy in sending Jesus so we can repent be reconciled and have a relationship with you.  Let the power of the Holy Spirit have me seek you in word, prayer to be prepared to share your love and gospel to glorify you.