Be Sober and Alert!


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Matthew 13:24-25“The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; 25 but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. 26 But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared.

From NetBible Mt 13:25 & 1Thess 5:6

  • slept[2518] = to yield to sloth and sin; to be indifferent to one’s salvation
  • tares[2215] = false grain
    *undesirable weed that looks like wheat but has poisonous seeds

Do not sleep
Do not be deceived with false words –
2Pe 2:1;2Pe 3:16
Guard against false teachingMt 16:12
Be alert and sober –1Thess 5:6
Test-Prove all things  –1Thess 5:21

Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.  –Rom 12:9

For your adversary, the devil prowls around like a lion, seeking someone to devour –1Pe 5:8
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1Thessalians 5:4-8, 21-23 … But you, beloved, are not in darkness, for that day{of the Lord} to surprise you like a thief; 5 for you are all children of light and children of the day; we are not of the night or of darkness. 6 So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep[2518], but let us be alert and sober. 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. 8 But since we are of the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet, the hope of salvation. …
… 21 But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; 22 abstain from every form{all appearance} of evil.

23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

From NetBible 1Thess 5:6

  • alert[1127] = watch, to keep awake, vigilant
  • sober[3525] = be self-controlled, to be calm and collected in spirit
  • Be of sober[3525] spirit, be on the alert[1127]. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 1Pe 5:8

From NetBible 1Thess 5:21

  • test[1381] =  prove, scrutinise (to see whether a thing
    is genuine or not)

Revelation 3:1-6I know your deeds, that you have a name that you are alive, but you are dead. 2 Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your deeds complete in the sight of my God. 3 Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; obey it, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you. 4 But you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their garments; and they will walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. 5 He who overcomes will thus be clothed in white garments; and I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. 6 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’

 

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