Daily Devotional

Friday, June 14, 2019

Warning

Therefore keep watch, because you do not know what day your lord will come. But understand this: if the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not let his house get broken into. So you must be ready, because the Son of man will come when you don’t expect him.     Matthew 24:42-44

Jesus warns us to live the life of faith even when we don’t think anyone is watching. The warning is a bit alarming, if we are to be honest, but it alerts us to one of God’s deepest desires. God wants us to live as if we were in his presence even when Jesus is out of sight. It is most pleasing when the children play nice when they aren’t being watched—a parent’s truest pride . . . and God’s deepest desire.

How do you act when no one is watching us?

Lord, integrity is doing what is right and pleasing to you even when no one is watching me. I pray that I can develop that kind of integrity in all my life. In Jesus’ name, I pray. AMEN.