You have to wonder, if Jesus himself walked into our worship services and asked, “Are you ready?” would he get the desired response? Don’t be too hard on me for saying so. For it was Jesus himself who asked the haunting question: “When the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?” (Lk.18:8).The fact that Jesus even asked this question should send shivers down our spines. After all, if you haven’t noticed the ‘Be Ready’ motif running through your Bible, you just aren’t reading it.The wise disciple stores up knowledge for a reason. All his senses are gathering information. He processes experiences, sights, sounds, facts, opinions, feelings, positive and negative feedback, yes, everything. All is used to tune and retune his life until it is in a constant state of readiness. The wise Christian:Is “always ready to make a defense” (1Pet.3:15)Is “ready for every good deed” (Titus 3:1).Is “ready in season and out of season” to preach (2Tim.4:2).Is like the Bereans who “received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so” (Acts17:11).Is like the apostle Paul, who could say in his old age—“For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand” (2Tim.4:6).And is especially heeding Jesus warning—“You too, be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect” (Lk.12:40). The Fool’s mouth gives fair warning as to the pending doom of his philosophy of life. Jesus warns us to take care as to what we listen to—wise words, you’ll agree. John StaigerIf you have been blessed by this message, please feel free to: Like, Comment or Share it with your friends.