Bible: 1 Thess 5:1-11

The Day of the Lord

5:1 Now on the topic of times and seasons, 1  brothers and sisters, 2  you have no need for anything to be written to you. 5:2 For you know quite well that the day of the Lord 3  will come in the same way as a thief in the night. 4  5:3 Now when 5  they are saying, “There is peace and security,” 6  then sudden destruction comes on them, like labor pains 7  on a pregnant woman, and they will surely not escape. 5:4 But you, brothers and sisters, 8  are not in the darkness for the day to overtake you like a thief would. 5:5 For you all are sons of the light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of the darkness. 5:6 So then we must not sleep as the rest, but must stay alert and sober. 5:7 For those who sleep, sleep at night and those who get drunk are drunk at night. 5:8 But since we are of the day, we must stay sober by putting on the breastplate 9  of faith and love and as a helmet our hope for salvation. 10  5:9 For God did not destine us for wrath 11  but for gaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 5:10 He died 12  for us so that whether we are alert or asleep 13  we will come to life together with him. 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, just as you are in fact doing.

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