WILL HE WAIT ON YOU?
T. PIERCE BROWN
Although I have been reading the Bible for 65 years, I am still amazed to see the number and kinds of new lessons that appear from various verses of scripture. This morning I was reading from Luke 12:37, which says, “Blessed are those servants, whom the Lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them sit down to meat, and shall come and serve them.”
Many times I have used the scripture in John 13 where Jesus girded himself with a towel and washed their feet, and thus taught humble service for those who would be like Him. If you pray, “Help me to be more like Christ,” is this servant nature what you have in mind? I never remember being impressed before with the fact that Luke12:37emphasizes that the Lord is going to be a servant again for those who are watching when He comes. I have rejoiced in the fact that I will be permitted to serve Him throughout ceaseless ages (Revelation 22:3), but am sure that I have not given adequate emphasis to the amazing fact that my Lord, Master and Savior will serve me, if I am among those who are properly watching and ready for His coming! Surely this startling fact deserves more than a few paragraphs, but the thought is so amazing that I am almost struck dumb. Think on these things, and be sure you are ready and watching. If you have never developed enough faith to repent of your sins, confess Christ as Lord, and be buried with Him in baptism for the remission of your sins, you are not ready to serve Him or be served by Him. He will not wait on you, in either sense of the word.