Bible: 1 Thessalonians 5:8-18

5:8 But since we are of the day, we must stay sober by putting on the breastplate 1  of faith and love and as a helmet our hope for salvation. 2  5:9 For God did not destine us for wrath 3  but for gaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. 5:10 He died 4  for us so that whether we are alert or asleep 5  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.

Final Instructions

5:12 Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, 6  to acknowledge those who labor among you and preside over you in the Lord and admonish you, 5:13 and to esteem them most highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. 5:14 And we urge you, brothers and sisters, 7  admonish the undisciplined, comfort the discouraged, help the weak, be patient toward all. 5:15 See that no one pays back evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good for one another and for all. 5:16 Always rejoice, 5:17 constantly pray, 5:18 in everything give thanks. For this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

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