"But keep on the alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man."
"Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."
Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart,
Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
Be of sober spirit, be on the alert Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
"But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner's fire and like fullers' soap.
"Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.
"What I say to you I say to all, 'Be on the alert!'"
"Blessed are those slaves whom the master will find on the alert when he comes; truly I say to you, that he will gird himself to serve, and have them recline at the table, and will come up and wait on them.
but those who are considered worthy to attain to that age and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage;
a devout man and one who feared God with all his household, and gave many alms to the Jewish people and prayed to God continually.
Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,
This is a plain indication of God's righteous judgment so that you will be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which indeed you are suffering.
But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer.
Now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming.
Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy,