Admiral Fisher said the Navy never required time for preparation for war: it was always ready to strike, for the Navy was always at war, fighting fog and storm at sea. A Christian should never lose his alertness.—John MacBeath
There was a king of England called Ethelred, who was never ready to meet his enemies, and had to try to buy them off. He earned the nickname 'Ethelred the Unready'. In his reign the Danes made many successful invasions of his land.
(Matt. 24. 43, 44; 25. 10)