I also read in this same chapter of Luke this morning.
"Be dressed for service and keep your lamps burning.
Be ready to open the door and let Him in the moment He arrives and knocks.
You must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will return when you least expect."
And then later in the chapter it says, "A servant who knows what the Master wants but isn't prepared and doesn't carry out those instructions will be severely punished."
I don't want to be severely punished because I know the Bible says to get ready and yet I am not truly getting ready and instead am just living as normal. I don't want to be severely punished because I am not paying attention to Jesus' commands in the Bible and making sure that I am focusing on them so I can be sure to do them. Right now, I can't even remember all of Jesus' commands in the Bible. So what our family is doing this week, is writing down all of Jesus' commands.....His words. His instructions while He was here on earth. Each of our older kids and also my husband and myself. And then Monday we are going to begin comparing our lists and make a master list. We are going to type that up and put it up in various places in our house so we can focus on learning that list and implementing it into our lives. Is this because we are trying to earn our way to heaven? No. No one can do that. We are only saved by grace. God loving us enough to have His Son, Jesus, die on the cross for our sins. We are doing this, because, as the Scriptures say, "if you love Me, you will obey Me." I cannot say I intend to truly obey, if I don't even try to remember the things He is telling me to do. May God give us the time to make this change in our lives. I want to love Him better!
May God Bless you today!