“So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.” (Matthew 24:44, NIV)
It is typical of God that He first gives us the answers before giving us the test.
In these final chapters of Matthew’s Gospel (chapters 24-25), Jesus is emphatic in His teaching about the nature of the kingdom of heaven; and He is equally emphatic in His teaching about the final judgment of God, and what is required of you and me. You see, Jesus wants everyone to pass; but everyone must pass on his or her own work. No cheating.
The key to successfully facing any crisis — whether financial, emotional, physical, or spiritual — is readiness. The time to get ready is now. The adage is never more true: “You cannot give what you do not have.”
Are you ready? – Luther