1 Thessalonians 5
As I’m reading through the New Testament slowly, one chapter a day, some are so full of All. The. Things. This last chapter of Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians is one of those chapters, so I’m just going to leave this all here…
WHAT TO EXPECT:
The day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.
People will be thinking there is so much peace and security, and then SUDDEN DESTRUCTION will come.
Those in the darkness – those that chose not to believe Jesus or thought they had more time to decide later – WILL NOT ESCAPE
WHO WE ARE AS BELIEVERS:
Children of light.
Children of the day.
HOW TO WAIT:
Be awake, aware, sober.
Put on the breastplate of FAITH and LOVE.
Put on the helmet of the HOPE of SALVATION.
ENCOURAGE one another.
BUILD one another up.
RESPECT those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord.
Be at PEACE among yourselves.
ADMONISH the idle.
ENCOURAGE the fainthearted.
HELP the weak.
Be PATIENT with them all.
See that no one repay evil for evil.
Always seek to DO GOOD to one another and everyone.
PRAY without ceasing.
Give THANKS in all circumstances.
Do not quench the Spirit.
Do not despise prophecies, but test everything.
HOLD FAST to what is good.
ABSTAIN for every form of evil.
God has not destined those of us who put our faith in Jesus for wrath, but to obtain SALVATION through our Lord Jesus Christ.
The God of peace Himself will SANCTIFY you COMPLETELY.
He will make our whole spirit and soul and body BLAMELESS at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
He who calls you is FAITHFUL.
HE WILL SURELY DO IT.
So much goodness in one small chapter. God, let it be so with us. Selah!
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