Revelation 3:2-3 Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God. Remember, then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you.
I’ve often heard folks say, “Don’t waste a moment.” While I understand the idea behind the statement, I don’t think it’s very helpful. Two reasons…
- If you are paranoid that you’re going to “waste” a moment, there are a lot of needed things you probably won’t do (movie night with the family, for example)
- It’s not about the moments really… it’s about the totality of life.
The reality is that the clock is ticking on LIFE… the day will come when it will all be over. In the words of Jesus to the church at Sardis, do you or I need to…
- Wake up?
- Strengthen what remains?
- Remember what you have received and heard?
This is stuff we should take seriously… because we do not know at what hour He will come.