Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 122/260: Read 1 Thessalonians 5

My telephone rang the other day. On the line was a man who had just been released from prison for burglary. He wanted to know if I would be home Thursday night, as he planned to break in to my home and steal my possessions.

It’s preposterous to think that such a thing would really happen, isn’t it? Yet that is what so many think about the second coming of our Lord. Look at all the natural disasters and wars and diseases…surely He is coming back soon!

Jesus, Paul, and Peter all attest to the fact that there will be no sign or forewarning, but that Christ’s return will be “as a thief in the night” (Matthew 24:43; 1 Thessalonians 5:2; 2 Peter 3:10). We have a responsibility to “watch and be sober…putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation.”

Don’t fall for the shysters who claim to know the exact hour of Jesus’ return. No one knows, and there will be no extrabiblical warning. “But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be” (Matthew 24:38-39).

The warning is in the Word, not in the world.

Memory (Copy into a notebook 5-10 times)

1 Thessalonians 5:21. “Test all things; hold fast what is good.”

Pray

Pray for stronger faith in the Word of the Lord, and a stronger faith in living His will.

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