"But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. You are all sons of the light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be alert and self-controlled. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ." 1Thess 5:4-9The doorkeepers are those in the Christian community who exhort the believers to stay awake in these aspects and be ready to be held accountable for their actions when the Lord comes for them.
|Be alert! Don't be numb!
For you don't know when the time will come
It's like a man taking a trip
And giving his servants some stewardship
And tells the one at the door
To keep watch. That is his chore.
In evening or midnight, be ready, he warns
Or when the cock crows, when the day dawns
Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping
Which in the end will lead to you weeping
And this I say to you and to all
Watch! Stay alert! Or else you may fall.
The Berean Christian Bible Study ResourcesFeb 10,2009