“Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning,
References for Luke 12:35
like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him.
It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. Truly I tell you, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them.
References for Luke 12:37
It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the middle of the night or toward daybreak.