Theif in the Night (…or more accurately, Be Awake)

The Day of the Lord

1 About the times and the seasons:  brothers, you do not need anything to be written to you. 2 For you yourselves know very well that the Day of the Lord  will come just like a thief  in the night. 3 When they say, “Peace and security,” then sudden destruction  comes on them, like labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. 4 But you, brothers, are not in the dark, so that this day would overtake you like a thief.  5 For you are all sons of light and sons of the day. We’re not of the night or of darkness.  6 So then, we must not sleep, like the rest, but we must stay awake and be sober. 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. 8 But since we are of the day, we must be sober  and put the armor  of faith and love on our chests, and put on a helmet  of the hope of salvation. 9 For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord  Jesus Christ,  10 who died for us,  so that whether we are awake or asleep,  we will live together with Him.  11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up as you are already doing.

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 (Holman Christian Standard Version)


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