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Biblical Stewardship Resource Library

Matthew 24:42

THE INWARD LIFE OF A STEWARD
Looking for Jesus’ Return

Be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.

In Matthew 24:42 Jesus tells us to, Be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming (NASB). His point is that we should always be living like His return is imminent. For most of us, Jesus return is only some vague and distant possibility. But what if it wasn’t going to happen at some distant, unknown time in the future? What if we could know exactly when He was coming back and it was soon? Would anything change in how we live and how we deploy the material possessions we are stewarding for Him? Don’t be caught off guard steward! Jesus says in verse 44 that, you must be ready… for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will. Think about it.