As the wise men were watching the signs of the times during Christ’s first coming, we are also to be wise and alert to the signs preceding Christ’s return. Jesus told us numerous times to watch regarding events which must take place at the end of this age:
Jesus said, “Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” (Matthew 24:42-44)
Instead of our saying, “Well, since we do not know the hour, why should we watch?” as the master of the house, we have a responsibility to watch and Be Ready.