Jesus warns us to be alert bc He is coming back! “Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” Jesus instructs us to be doing the will of the Lord while He is gone. He says that punishment will be worse for the ones who knew the will of the Father and chose to ignore it than for those who never knew. “For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.” The Lord will hold those that He entrusted with much in the way of gifts, knowledge, and responsibilities, to a higher standard.
Judgement is going to come swiftly upon the unbelievers and on those who are falsely professing Jesus’s name with no life of obedience, which is a sign of their false belief. But of the ones whose hearts are surrendered to Him, Jesus says, “stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning, and be like men who are awaiting their master to come home…”
The believers and the unbelievers will be divided. This division will split up even blood-related families. Just like Jesus told the Jews that their salvation is not based on their bloodline to Abraham…our salvation is not based on any relationship other than a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
We end the reading with Jesus once again healing a man on the Sabbath. And once again the Pharisees are angry that Jesus took away the man’s blindness on the Sabbath. 😏 When the unbelieving Jews ask the formerly blind man’s parents who healed their son, the parents dodge the question for fear of the Jewish leaders. Fear of man is a major stumbling block to professing Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. As Solomon wrote, “The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe” (Proverbs 29:25).
Jesus comes to open the eyes of the blind to truth and light. Whoever trusts in Jesus and proclaims Him as Lord and Savior will have eternal life. But those, like the Pharisees, who hear the truth and reject Him, will forever remain in darkness.
(Luke 12:35-13:21, John 9:1-41)