If you are like me you are so ready for the Lord’s return. All my Christian life I have been waiting patiently for Him to come back and clean up the mess that we humans have made of this planet.
But are we really ready for His return? Matthew 25 gives us an overview of how to be ready for Christ’s return.
Number one. We must be always diligent and always looking for His return. The parable of the 10 wise and 10 foolish virgins is in Matthew 25:1-13. We must be “faithful and wise.” The parable of the ten virgins explains the need for wisdom. The ten wise virgins were prepared but the 10 foolish virgins were not. We need to study and be wise to the signs of His return.
Number two. We need to be faithful. It is interesting that the Lord uses the word “talent” here to explain this parable. I know that a talent in His time was a denomination of money just like a dollar is now, but we could use this parable also to refer to the talents that He gives us. What is your talent and are you using it to give glory to God? What is your anointing and your vision for your life? You need to know what you vision is and use if for the glory of the Lord.
Number three. You need to use your talents and vision to help the least of the least. Who can you think of in your society that is poor, underprivileged, and persecuted?
Have you ever visited anyone in prison or do you feel they are “those people” and you would not visit them? How about the sick? Are you doing anything to help the sick? We have so many needs in society that I am sure you can find someone that to help.
The Lord’s return is eminent. I wish He would have come yesterday, but until he does we are commanded by Him to be wise, faithful, and giving to the poor.