Be Prepared is the motto of the scouting movement.
When the founder of the scouts, Lord Baden, Powell was asked, be prepared for what? He said it meant “you are always in a state of readiness in mind and body to do your duty”.
These words are also true for the Christian life. We are all called to humble obedience to our Saviour and for service in His name. He may call on us at any time, so we need to be prepared. In this study, we will be reflecting on six areas of life where we need to be prepared. May it be a blessing to you.
Read Luke 14:25-35. Are you prepared to accept the cost of being a Christian? When Jesus said these words, he was being followed by great crowds. But Jesus did not want a fan club travelling with Him. He needed disciples to follow Him. How do you respond to His words?
Read 1 Peter 1:13-16. Peter is preparing his readers for action in these verses. What does he want us to do so we may live a life worthy of our calling?
Read 2 Tim 4: 2-5 and 1 Peter 3:13-17. These verses teach us to be prepared to preach and tell others about our hope in Christ. But they also go further. They also give us comfort and support in this endeavour. What can you find in these verses that help us share God’s word?
Read Titus 3:1-11. Paul says we are to be ready to do whatever is good in verse 1. He then discusses matters that promote or hinder this devotion to doing good. What does he say? How might they affect our Christian walk?
Read Proverbs 20:4 and Proverbs 6: 6-11. God wants us to be prepared to live a good productive life here on Earth. What do these verses tell us about preparing for the future?
Read Matthew 24:36-44. Jesus is urging Christians to be prepared for His return. What is He teaching us? How does it affect the way we live today?