1 Thessalonians 5

The return of Jesus to earth will be unexpected. No one knows when it will happen. Our responsibility is to live, full of hope, alert, and clear-headed. We must encourage each other, be joyful, pray constantly, and be thankful regardless of our temporary circumstances. Paul writes that we should be spiritually alert. We should not be distracted by what kind of events will lead up to that day. What is God’s purpose? It includes a day when we will be together around a glorified Jesus. We should live in light of the coming return of Jesus. For today, 1 Thessalonians 5:12-19 carries excellent practical guidance. Go back to it and think about how you are going to live. We are in this together.