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41 Bible Verses about Watchfulness, Of Believers

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Matthew 24:4-5

Jesus answered, "Look out that no one misleads you about it, for many will come bearing the name of the Messiah, and saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will mislead many people.

Mark 8:15

Then He kept warning them by saying, "Look out! Keep on guarding yourselves against the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod."

Luke 17:1-3

Now He said to His disciples: "It is inevitable that snares to evil will come, but a curse be on the man through whom they come! It would be better for him to have a millstone hung around his neck, and he be hurled into the sea, than for him to ensnare one of these lowly ones. "Be always looking out for another. If your brother ever sins, reprove him, and if he repents, forgive him.

Hebrews 2:1

This is why we must pay much closer attention to the message once heard, to keep from drifting to one side.

Hebrews 12:25

See to it that you do not refuse to listen to Him who is speaking to you. For if they did not escape, because they refused to listen to him who warned them here on earth, how much less can we, if we reject Him who is from heaven?

James 3:5-8

So the tongue, too, is a little organ but can boast of great achievements. See how a spark, ever so tiny, can set a vast forest on fire! And the tongue is a fire, and takes its place among the parts of our bodies as a world of evil; it soils the whole body and sets on fire the circle of man's nature, and itself is set on fire by hell. For every kind of beasts and birds, of reptiles and sea animals, can be, or have been, tamed by man;read more.
but the tongue no human being can tame. It is an evil incapable of being quieted, full of deadly poison.

Luke 2:25

Now there was in Jerusalem a man named Symeon, an upright, devout man; he was expecting to see the consolation of Israel, and he was under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Colossians 4:2-3

You must persevere in prayer and by this means stay wide awake when you give thanks. At the same time keep on praying for me too, that God may open the door of opportunity for the message, so that I may tell the open secret about Christ, for the sake of which I am held a prisoner,

Mark 13:33

Keep looking, keep alert, for you do not know when the time will be.

Luke 21:36

But ever be watching and always praying, so that you may have strength to escape all this that is going to take place, and so you may take your stand in the presence of the Son of Man."

Matthew 24:42-44

So keep on watching, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But be sure of this, that if the master of the house had known in exactly what part of the night the thief would come, he would have been on guard and would not have let his house be broken into. So you, too, must continue to be ready, for at an hour you are not expecting Him the Son of Man will come.

Matthew 25:1-13

"Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten bridesmaids who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Now five of them were thoughtless and five were thoughtful, for the thoughtless ones took their lamps but took no oil with more.
But the thoughtful ones not only took their lamps but also extra oil in their oil cans. While the bridegroom was delaying, they all got drowsy and dropped off to sleep. But at midnight there was a shout, 'Here comes the bridegroom! Go out to meet him!' Then all those bridesmaids awoke and trimmed their lamp-wicks. And the thoughtless ones said to the thoughtful ones, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.' But the thoughtful ones answered, 'No, no, there may not be enough for you and us. Go to the store and buy your own oil.' And while they were going to buy it, the bridegroom came, and the bridesmaids that were ready went in with him to the wedding reception; and the door was closed. At last the rest of the bridesmaids came, and kept begging, 'Master, master, open the door for us!' But he answered, 'I positively say to you, I do not know you.' So you must keep on watching, for you do not know either the day or the hour.

Mark 13:32-37

But about that day or hour not a single one knows -- not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son; not a single one but the Father. Keep looking, keep alert, for you do not know when the time will be. It will be like a man who leaves his home and goes on a journey, after he has given orders to his slaves, to each his particular task, and has given orders to the watchman to keep more.
So you must keep alert, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming -- in the evening or at midnight or at daybreak or early in the morning -- so that he may not come unexpectedly and find you asleep. And so what I say to you, I say to everybody, keep alert."

Luke 12:35-40

"You must keep your belts tight and your lamps burning, and be like men waiting for their master when he comes home from the wedding, that when he comes and knocks, they at once may open the door for him. Happy are those slaves whom the master, when he comes, will find on the watch for him. I solemnly say to you, he will tighten his belt and have them sit at table, and he will go around and wait on more.
Whether he comes before or after midnight, if he finds them so, happy are they. But be sure of this, that if the master of the house had known what time the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. So you, too, must always be ready, for at an hour that you are not expecting, the Son of Man will come."

Luke 21:32-36

"I solemnly say to you, this generation will not pass away before all this takes place. Sky and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. But ever be on your guard, so that your hearts may not be loaded down with self-indulgence, drunkenness, and worldly worries, and that day, like a trap, catch you more.
For it will come upon all who are living anywhere on the face of the earth, But ever be watching and always praying, so that you may have strength to escape all this that is going to take place, and so you may take your stand in the presence of the Son of Man."

1 Thessalonians 5:4-8

But you, brothers, are not in darkness, so that that day, like a thief, should take you by surprise; for you are all sons of the light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or the darkness. So let us stop sleeping as others do, but let us stay awake and keep more.
For those who sleep at night and those who get drunk are drunken at night, but let us who belong to the day keep sober, clothed with faith and love for a coat of mail and with the hope of salvation for a helmet.

Ephesians 5:15-16

So you must be very careful how you live, not thoughtlessly but thoughtfully, and continue to make the most of your opportunities, for the times are evil.

Colossians 4:5-6

Practice living prudently in your relations with outsiders, making the most of your opportunities. Always let your conversation be seasoned with salt, that is, with winsomeness, so that you may know how to make a fitting answer to everyone.

Matthew 26:36-40

Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and He said to the disciples, "Sit down here while I go over yonder and pray." And He took Peter and Zebedee's two sons along with Him and He began to give way to His grief and distress of heart. Then He said to them, "My heart is breaking, it almost kills me! You must stay here and keep watching with me."read more.
Then He walked on a few steps and threw Himself upon His face, and in this attitude continued to pray, and say, "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass by me; and yet, I pray, not what I want but what you want." Then He came back to the disciples and found them asleep. He said to Peter, "Could you not then watch with me a single hour?

Mark 3:2

And they kept closely watching Him, to see whether He would cure him on the Sabbath, to get a charge to bring against Him.

Acts 9:24

but their plot was found out by Saul. Day and night they kept guarding the city gates, to murder him,

Revelation 3:2-3

Wake up, and strengthen what is left, although it is on the very point of dying, for I have not found a thing that you have done complete in the sight of God. So remember what you have received and heard, and continue to obey it, and repent. If you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will never know the hour when I come upon you.

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