But understand this: If the owner of the house had known in which watch of the night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into.
Cross ReferencesExodus 22:2
If a thief is caught breaking in and is beaten to death, no one shall be guilty of bloodshed.
During the fourth watch of the night, Jesus went out to them, walking on the sea.
Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day on which your Lord will come.
For this reason, you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect Him.
But while they were on their way to buy it, the bridegroom arrived. Those who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet, and the door was shut.
Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour.
He could see that the disciples were straining to row, because the wind was against them. About the fourth watch of the night, Jesus went out to them, walking on the sea. He intended to pass by them,
Therefore keep watch, because you do not know when the master of the house will return--whether in the evening, at midnight, when the rooster crows, or in the morning.
Even if he comes in the second or third watch of the night and finds them alert, those servants will be blessed!
But understand this: If the homeowner had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into.
So keep watch at all times, and pray that you may have the strength to escape all that is about to happen and to stand before the Son of Man."
2 Peter 3:10
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar, the elements will be dissolved in the fire, and the earth and its works will not be found.
Remember, then, what you have received and heard. Keep it and repent. If you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know the hour when I will come upon you.
"Behold, I am coming like a thief. Blessed is the one who remains awake and clothed, so that he will not go naked and let his shame be exposed."
Chapter Outline1. Jesus foretells the destruction of the temple;
3. what and how great calamities shall be before it;
29. the signs of his coming to judgment.
36. And because that day and hour are unknown,
42. we ought to watch like good servants, expecting our Master's coming.
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1 Thessalonians 5:2-6
2 Peter 3:10, 11
Exodus 22:2, 3
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