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1 Thessalonians 5 - Active Passiveness

The world fumbles around in darkness, but you're called to live in the light.

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1 Thessalonians 5 Summary

The Old Testament prophets are a very diverse group of guys, coming from all sorts of different backgrounds, but they all pointed to one thing in particular: Yom Yahweh - The day of the LORD. Here's how the prophet Isaiah describes what that day will be like:

See, the day of the LORD is coming —a cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger— to make the land desolate and destroy the sinners within it. - Isaiah 13:9

We saw glimpses of this as we read through Revelation. Today Paul tells us that although this day will catch most people by surprise (v1-3), it need not surprise us, since we are children of the light and of the day (v5). For us, the Day of the LORD is something to look forward to, not be afraid of, because

God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ (v9).

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