141. What does knowledge of the Lord’s return exhort us to do?
Knowledge of the second coming of the Lord exhorts us to watchful readiness, faithful service, earnest sanctification and patient, joyful waiting for Jesus’ return.
- What I say to you, I say to all: Watch! (Mark 13:37)
- Let your waist be girded and your lamps burning; and you yourselves be like men who wait for their master. (Luke 12:35-36)
- Everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure. (1 John 3:3)
- Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near. (Luke 21:28)