I believe being prepared, in a variety of capacities, is a Biblical principal–Scripture calls on us in a number of ways to be wise, prudent, hard workers, to be able to help others– we can’t do those things sitting around on our hands waiting for God to ‘just save us’, he expects us to be workers of His Kingdom–take care of one another, His people.
2Th 3:10–CJB For even when we were with you, we gave you this command: if someone won’t work, he shouldn’t eat!
Not only are we to have supplies laid in, and to be prepared physically—I think the most important prep we can make is that of the heart and soul:
Mar 13:32–CJB However, when that day and hour will come, no one knows — not the angels in heaven, not the Son, just the Father.
What good is it, my brothers, if someone claims to have faith but has no actions to prove it? Is such “faith” able to save him? Jas 2:15
Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food, Jas 2:16
and someone says to him, “Shalom! Keep warm and eat hearty!” without giving him what he needs, what good does it do? Jas 2:17
Thus, faith by itself, unaccompanied by actions, is dead. Jas 2:18
But someone will say that you have faith and I have actions. Show me this faith of yours without the actions, and I will show you my faith by my actions! Jas 2:19
You believe that “God is one”? Good for you! The demons believe it too — the thought makes them shudder with fear! Jas 2:20
But, foolish fellow, do you want to be shown that such “faith” apart from actions is barren? Jas 2:21
Wasn’t Avraham avinu declared righteous because of actions when he offered up his son Yitz’chak on the altar? Jas 2:22
You see that his faith worked with his actions; by the actions the faith was made complete; Jas 2:23
and the passage of the Tanakh was fulfilled which says, “Avraham had faith in God, and it was credited to his account as righteousness.” He was even called God’s friend. Jas 2:24
You see that a person is declared righteous because of actions and not because of faith alone.