Thursday: 30th August, 2018
Reference text: Matthew 24:42-51
Matthew 24:43 Understand this: If a homeowner knew exactly when a burglar was coming, he would keep watch and not permit his house to be broken into.
One thing security firms tasked with protecting some of world’s most prized pieces of art or precious gems cannot afford to happen, is a breach in their security barrier since it causes them to lose their credibility with customers. Therefore, we tend to see accounts of an increase in the number of personnel, frequency of patrols, as well as the use of more advanced security protocols when a threat is received that a particular item is being targeted.
Jesus makes an analogy along similar lines using the case of any man who would never just allow their home to be broken into especially; if they were aware of the exact time this break in will occur. So the question that played on my mind was: why would any one armed with information like this, do all in their power to prevent their house from being burgled? What does a man even keep in his house?
What we call ‘a house’, is not in the literal sense just a building, but a place, thing or persons you will go all out to prevent ‘just anyone’ from gaining access to? That place we keep the things precious to us hidden and that one place we would fight tooth and nail to protect. So, I dare ask: ‘do you have a house?’
Is it family? Your relationship? Your walk with God? Your career? Beloved, all these are ‘your houses’ and because they are precious, ‘burglars’ will always see them as targets. So my question to you is, “are you on your feet and on your knees keeping watch over your house ?
Remember # the only reason your house will be targeted, is because it holds something precious.