1 Thessalonians 5:1-11.
1 Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers and sisters, you do not need to have anything written to you. 2 For you yourselves know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 When they say, ‘There is peace and security’, then sudden destruction will come upon them, as labour pains come upon a pregnant woman, and there will be no escape! 4 But you, beloved, are not in darkness, for that day to surprise you like a thief; 5 for you are all children of light and children of the day; we are not of the night or of darkness. 6 So then, let us not fall asleep as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober; 7 for those who sleep sleep at night, and those who are drunk get drunk at night. 8 But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, and put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. 9 For God has destined us not for wrath but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep we may live with him. 11 Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing.
Notes on 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11.
Saint Paul is strongly encouraging us to be ready for the coming of our Lord Jesus. In which He is coming to take us to our eternal home where we are destined for an everlasting relationship with God the Trinity. It is a vocation for us to remain faithful in Chirst Jesus and to “watch, wait, walk, work and wake-up”, to our calls to emulate Him and embrace His sacrificial love. Because Christ is coming back, and when he comes back again, the promise of our salvation written in the Holy Scripture shall unfold to us. Saint Paul is encouraging us all to remain faithful in the Lord Jesus, to continue teaching the Good News with boldness, soundness and humility to our friends, families, and those far from us. He is calling us not to be found unprepared, unrepentant before the return of King Jesus Christ, but to be found worthy of salvation on the day of judgement. This is a red flag and a day for our victory as promised, because nothing will separate us from the love of God through Christ Jesus. So, let us all wait and be ready for Christ Jesus’ second coming. ARE YOU READY? Let us seriously and honestly think about Him coming back!