Though it’s clear that no one knows the day or hour of Christ’s return, He does remind us 7 different times through Mark 13 to be on guard, watch out, be alert. He longs for His people to “wake up” and not be deceived or unaware of what’s going on around us.

– “Watch out that no one deceives you…” v. 5

– “You must be on your guard…” v. 9

– “So be on your guard, I have told you everything ahead of time.” v. 23

– “Be on guard!” v. 33

– “Be alert!” v. 33

– “Therefore, keep watch…” v. 35

– “If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to everyone: Watch!” v. 36