This is a message for EVERYONE! We are taught by the Scriptures to keep a watch for the coming of the Master. Jesus is the “Master of the house” of each person who has accepted Him as their Savior and Lord.
Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming—in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning— 36 lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. 37 And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!” (Mark 13:35-37, emphasis added)
Your watchmen shall lift up their voices, with their voices they shall sing together; for they shall see eye to eye when the Lord brings back Zion. (Isa 52:8)
I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; they shall never hold their peace day or night. You who make mention of the Lord, do not keep silent . . . (Isa 62:6)
In the Christian community, our watchmen are the prophets and pastors who teach us and lead us in our daily walk. The prophets give us timely insights from the Lord and we should pay attention to them. The pastors are under-shepherds who are supposed to follow the example of Jesus, the Shepherd of all believers, by living exemplary lives of faith and love. Pastors also lead their flocks in right paths and teach us about God’s nature and the Bible to enable us to live righteous, upright lives.
We are also told to “watch and pray” lest we enter into temptation. (Mt 26:41) This is a spiritual watching coupled with prayer that gives each one of us the strength to survive temptations and the difficult situations of life.
When the New Testament instructs us to “watch,” it means to stay alert, awake, and attentive. This is a spiritual instruction to be spiritually perceptive, on guard, and to examine every teaching closely so that we do not allow ourselves to be lead into error or false doctrine.
As we study our Bibles daily and meditate upon them faithfully, the Holy Spirit will bring to our minds the Scriptures that we have learned. (Joh 14:25-26) He will lead each of His children wherever He wants each person to go. Praise the Lord!