Messiah tells us that Adonai blesses those who stay alert and watch.
It can be disheartening to see what is going on in the world these days, but we can choose to think about it differently. Personally there are times I would rather be uninformed than to see and read all the drama, lies, deception, and upheaval that is found in the so-called news today. But I know it is wise to keep watch, discerning bits and pieces of truth from the abundance of deception served up on heaping plates. It is a difficult, tiresome task. But it is worth it. Watching, staying alert and awake brings blessings! We know the world does not win out in the end. Evil is destroyed eventually. So we should watch with that certainty always present in our hearts and minds.
Read the variations in translations below. I find them interesting. Keep the faith! And keep watching what our Elohim is bringing to pass right before our eyes!
Be dressed for action and have your lamps lit, like people waiting for their master’s return after a wedding feast; so that when he comes and knocks, they will open the door for him without delay. Happy the slaves whom the master finds alert when he comes! Yes! I tell you he will put on his work clothes, seat them at the table, and come serve them himself. Whether it is late at night or early in the morning, if this is how he finds them, those slaves are happy. ~~ Luke 12: 35-38 (Complete Jewish Bible)
Let your waist be girded and your lamps burning; and you yourselves be like men who wait for their master, when he will return from the wedding, that when he comes and knocks they may open to him immediately. Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them. And if he should come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. ~~ Luke 12: 35-38 (New King James Version)