34 “Be on your guard, so that your minds are not dulled from carousing, drunkenness, and worries of life, or that day will come on you unexpectedly
35 like a trap. For it will come on all who live on the face of the whole earth.
36 But be alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place and to stand before the Son of Man.”
1 Peter 5:8
Be serious! Be alert! Your adversary the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour.
42 Therefore be alert, since you don’t know what day your Lord is coming.
43 But know this: If the homeowner had known what time the thief was coming, he would have stayed alert and not let his house be broken into.
Matthew 25:13 “Therefore be alert, because you don’t know either the day or the hour.
Mark 13:35 Therefore be alert, since you don’t know when the master of the house is coming—whether in the evening or at midnight or at the crowing of the rooster or early in the morning.
Colossians 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer; stay alert in it with thanksgiving.
Revelation 3:3 Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; keep it, and repent. But if you are not alert, I will come like a thief, and you have no idea at what hour I will come against you.
The Parable of the Ten Virgins