Therefore be you also ready: for in such an hour as you think not the Son of man comes.
I. The SOLEMN EVENTS for which we ought always to be ready.
II. In WHAT THIS READINESS CONSISTS, and how it is to be obtained. It consists in a proper arrangement of all our temporal and spiritual concerns. The preparation of the heart for the worship of God on earth and in heaven is from the Lord, and includes —
1. Divine illumination.
2. There must be faith.
3. A life of faith must be evidenced by a life of holiness.
4. We must live a life of prayer.
III. THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ALWAYS READY, Reasons —
1. It is certain the Son of Man will come.
2. It is uncertain when the Son of Man will appear.
Parallel VersesKJV: Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.