MARK records that Jesus, shortly before the completion of his earthly ministry, instructed his disciples to be watchful against evil, in the words, "And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch. " While recognizing the importance of such qualities as wisdom, purity, spiritual understanding, truthfulness, and love, the master Christian did not ignore or neglect alertness or watchfulness, a quality which helps to bring out the fundamentals of Christian character.
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