Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
When it comes to what the Teacher says – you can count on it!
And here He is talking about the end of time and how to prepare for it.
Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap. For it will come upon all those who live on the face of the whole earth!
Only those true students of this Teacher will be able to stand up before Him on the Day when He comes to judge the world. Because only they will be keeping His word and paying attention to what is going on.
That’s why He specifically warns against the perils of inattention. He warns of entanglements of the world that distract us from that Day. For those who are not vigilant will be surprised by it.
Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.
That day is approaching. Each new day brings us closer to the final day.
Count on it!