9 “You must be on your guard. 23 So be on your guard; 33 Be on guard! Be alert! 37 What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’”
Guard! Jesus said those words repeatedly. I remember when I was in my Muai Thai training the very first thing we do when we have boxing match is we raise our defenses, our coach would say, “Guard up!” If we don’t raise or guards then our opponents will be able to find a hole where he/she can penetrate and knock us down. I believe this is the same thing with what Jesus said, I must never lose my defenses. I shall be watchful all the time and be always on my guard so that no one can penetrate me when they try to win over me. Jesus already win over me, I shall not allow anyone to steal me back from Him. Jesus asked me to wait for Him while being guarded, and so I must be.
Lord, thank You for giving me the patience to wait for the return of Jesus and as I wait Lord, may give You give me also the strength and perseverance to raise my defenses to be on guard and to be always ready for His return. Amen.