Saturday, June 23, 2012


Suggested Reading: Matthew 24


A watchman stands on the wall in "Nazareth Village" - a special attraction that re-enacts life from first-century Nazareth.

Key Verse: Matthew 24:42

“Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour our Lord is coming.”

This chapter contains one of the most detailed descriptions of events that lead up to the second coming of Jesus. Jesus even gives us a copy of His statement to the world immediately after His return. World leaders and reporters are anticipating those first Words. They are, “I was hungry and you gave me food,” and so on. They ask, “When?” He answers, “Inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it unto Me.” How important is this, visiting the sick and the prisoners? You decide! Obedience to Christ is “Watching.” What will you do today to “Watch?” Reading the Word is watching. Daily prayer is watching. Be ready!


Lord Jesus, please grant me Your amazing grace to live constantly expecting Your return. May I show my expectation by my service to You by serving others. Amen!


My wife, Norma-Jean, reminds me every day, “Jesus may come today!” Throughout the years in the leadership of an international ministry, when it came to establishing the budget, I would ask the team for their spending estimates. I required them to categorize all their needs under three categories – “Absolutely essential” (without these needs the ministry would die), “Essential” and “Necessary.” If funds were not there we would cut the “Necessary.” If still the money was not there we would cut the “Essential.” Please join me now in deciding what is “Absolutely essential” in that most practical matter of “Watching” for His return. Don’t be deceived by date setters. Jesus said, “Only the Father knows.”

Serve Christ today!


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5 thoughts on “Saturday, June 23, 2012

  1. Today’s scripture reading offers up a warning that we are to be ‘watchful’ as the hour approaches of our Lord’s return. I’m reminded of a scripture in Hebrews 10:24-25 which reads “And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the day approaching.” Today, let’s be an encouragement to someone, a promoter of love and good deeds in Jesus. Let’s be faithful stewards of God’s resources and yet watchful of the times. Look for opportunities and be open to the promptings of the Holy Spirit, for our time is brief.

  2. Todays scripture also reminds me of two others ones
    I keep awake and watch an d pray that I may not enter into temptation the spirit is will but the flesh is weak Mark 14 :32
    ” So you too, must keep watch! For you don’t know what day you Lord is coming . Understand this:I a homeowner knew exactly when a burglar was coming, he would keep watch and not permit his house to be broken into . Mathew 42,43
    Keep on praying and reading his word . As you said David only our Father knows.
    God Bless you and your family
    Lianne Hogg

  3. David you are like a father to me. Thanks for all the years of guidance, direction, security and prayer. You continue to bless and encourage me in my faith and hope in the future. I am encouraged by your response to your recent diagnosis. Thank you so much. God bless

    Nancy McCracken

  4. Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today, and forever. The Father “knows”! “NOW”! Behold NOW is the day of salvation! 2Corinthians 6:2.

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