Bible: 1 Thessalonians 5:3-11

5:3 Now when 1  they are saying, “There is peace and security,” 2  then sudden destruction comes on them, like labor pains 3  on a pregnant woman, and they will surely not escape. 5:4 But you, brothers and sisters, 4  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 5  of faith and love and as a helmet our hope for salvation. 6  5:9 For God did not destine us for wrath 7  but for gaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 5:10 He died 8  for us so that whether we are alert or asleep 9  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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