Riding a bicycle demands a constant state of awareness in order to maintain balance.

Small bits of gravel on the pavement become slippery obstacles;
Potholes become enemies;
And, dogs suddenly desire to chase and bite.

Matt 24:44
Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

Jesus said life demands readiness!
Just as He left (ascending in clouds of glory), so He may return.
And we know not when!
Matt 25:13 says, “Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.”
Jesus also said, “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only” (Matt 24:36).

Many books have been written, claiming to have researched and found the exact day of Jesus’ return.
They become as slippery bits of gravel, tending to throw the rider of life off balance.

Many discussions have taken place concerning that subject.
They are as potholes to the rider of life, distracting from our purpose, and jarring our frame.

Many unbelievers have, and still do, criticize belief in Christ’s soon return.
They are always ready to bark and bite.

In our text (Matt. 24:44) above, the Greek word from which “ready” is translated is hetoimos.
That word implies being prepared, or having readiness at hand.

To ride a bicycle one must at all times maintain balance, and be ready against difficulties.

The purpose of being a Christian is to tell others that Jesus WILL BE coming soon...and, it MAY BE today!

In the midst of the difficulties, potholes and biters – maintain your balance!

Love ya!