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Mystery

Some things are a mystery. I think I have a “right” to know what’s going on.

Jesus shows me the way in that I don’t have to know. I don’t have a right to know.

God is God. God alone knows some things. Even Jesus doesn’t know.

That is the way it is in the country where Jesus is King. Jesus is appointed King by God. God only knows.

But the exact day and hour? No one knows that, not even heaven’s angels, not even the Son. Only the Father. So keep a sharp lookout, for you don’t know the timetable. It’s like a man who takes a trip, leaving home and putting his servants in charge, each assigned a task, and commanding the gatekeeper to stand watch. So, stay at your post, watching. You have no idea when the homeowner is returning, whether evening, midnight, cockcrow, or morning. You don’t want him showing up unannounced, with you asleep on the job. I say it to you, and I’m saying it to all: Stay at your post. Keep watch. ~Jesus | Mark 13:32-37

Some make me believe they know. I need to be careful about being enamored with men and women of God who pretend to know certain things. There is an arrogance there that should be a clue that the fruit of the Holy Spirit is missing.

Jesus challenges me to to be on the lookout. In fact, I should be on sharp lookout. Jesus has given me a job. I must be at my post doing my job. I can’t get distracted. I can’t fall asleep.

My goal? Do my job and keep watch. Jesus is coming back in all His beauty and stunning glory. I want to hear “Well done good and faithful slave!”

I live for that day.

James says it well …

Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains. You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Master is near. | James 5:7–8  — 7

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