Given November 26, 2000
Many times, preachers and evangelists will ask, “Are you ready?” They are usually asking, “Are you ready for Heaven”. This is important but it’s not enough. Everybody should be saved and ready when Jesus returns for His church but we need to be ready to serve God every day! And not just be ready to serve, but be prepared to serve, as well.
A student prepares for a test in school by using several methods to get ready for it. An athlete training for an athletic contest goes through weeks and months of preparation in order to be successful. We make preparations for our families by writing a will and buying insurance. Being ready for Heaven and being ready to serve God and His people here on earth is much more important.
“But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” 1 Peter 3:15