Mark 13:37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
Barnes Bible Commentary:
I say unto all, Watch –
We know not the time of our death.
We know not how soon we shall be called to the judgment. The Son of man may come at any moment, and we should therefore be ready.
IF we are his friends; …
IF we have been renewed and pardoned; …
IF we have repented of our sins, and have believed on him. and are leading a holy life, we “ARE” ready.
IF NOT, we are unprepared, and soon – probably while we are not expecting it – the cold hand of death will be laid on us, and we shall be hurried to the place where is weeping, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth.
Oh how important it is to be ready, and to escape the awful sufferings of an eternal hell!
1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
2 For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;
3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;
2 Corinthians 13:5
Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?