Matthew 24:43-44. “But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.”
This is the last warning Jesus gives before He goes on to speak of those who are faithful servants. It will be understood by the believing remnant of Jews who preach the gospel of the Kingdom. Jesus makes it clear that His second coming will be at an unexpected time; it will be at a watch of the night when people are asleep. A good homeowner protects his home at all times; he is always ready for whatever may happen.
So must those in the last days before Christ returns be ready for His coming. At the end of this chapter and through verse 30 of Chapter 25, we will be looking at three parables that teach about the faithful servant, the ten virgins, and the talents. In these three important, interesting, and often misinterpreted passages, we will see Jesus taking His focus off of the Jewish remnant and the specific prophecies of His return.