You don’t know the day
your Lord will come.
In Matthew 25:1–13, Jesus told a story about ten bridesmaids. He said five of them were wise because they were prepared for the arrival of the bridegroom to begin the wedding banquet and five of them were foolish because they weren’t.
It’s really that simple, you know: you are ready for the Lord’s return, or you’re not—which was the point of his story.
“Always be ready,” he said, “because you don’t know the day your Lord will come.” Only two things are stated as certain: 1) “You don’t know the day your Lord will come,” and 2) He “will come at a time you don’t expect him” (Mt 24:42, 44).
The only way to be sure you will be ready is to always be ready.
“Unprepared!” is an appalling ending.