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Biblical-man3 Vital Duties of the Biblical Man

There are many expectations put on men today. Let’s consider three that Jesus gave to the biblical man.

Mark 13:32–37 “But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. 34 For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

The teaching of Jesus, in regards to His Second Coming, should always encourage you, to keep the right priorities.

Here are 3 Vital Duties of the Biblical Man

1. We Should Pray

vs. 33 – But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. 

The biblical man is to be a man of prayer. This means to pray at all times, and be alert with perseverance.

Ephesians 6:18 “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;”

The Lord Jesus is coming back! Our Prayer life should be constantly aware of that fact.

2. We Should Work

vs. 34 – For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.

Each of us, has our own tasks to accomplish. Raising our children, providing for our family, serving the Lord at church.

Our labor is not in vain, if it is done with purpose, and for the Lord. Work hard, as unto the Lord, and serve Him at every opportunity.

We are laboring in His field, so whatever task we find ourselves involved in, keep His harvest as your goal.

We are to be sharing the gospel message with everyone we can. That is our ultimate work.

3. We Should Watch

vs. 33–37 –  “Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.”

We are told 4 times in this passage, to be on the alert, to be on WATCH.

What are we to be watching for? We are to be watching for him to return, and call us up to be with Him. Also, we are the watchmen. It is us who are supposed to remind others of his imminent return.

Wrap Up –

We are not to work just to fill up time.

Jesus said we must work in the Father’s field, to be about our Master’s business, not making the highest priorities out of our own affairs.

If we are to do our best work, we must recognize that to watch expectantly for the Lord’s return, encourages readiness without laziness.

Spiritual work without prayer is aimless, and being spiritually watchful and vigilant without prayer is negligence.

Check out this great article “A Call to Biblical Manhood

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