(May 30, 2015)
The Lord’s language here, of our hearts being overcharged with the cares of the world such that we are unaware of the coming of the Kingdom of God, is even more enlightening when interpreted in conjunction with the Lord’s statement that the Kingdom of God is within us. It is not merely a matter of us being lost in our cares and missing the Signs of the Times. It is a matter of us being lost in our cares and missing the signs that the Lord has put before each of us on a daily basis. The Lord has a work for us to do today, and when we are focused on the cares of the world we will inevitably miss the things that we should do. When our time to leave mortality comes, we will leave unaware (and thus unprepared).
The only defense is to remain steadfast in putting the Lord first in absolutely everything in our lives. When we do this, we avoid missing the spiritual road signs we need in our lives.