As the world becomes darker and darker we need to be reminded and encouraged not to loose hope or move our eyes off of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The Thessalonian church was waiting and looking for Christ to return and keep them from God’s day of wrath. 1 Peter is written to believers under great persecution but they looked to their living hope Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 4:12-19 tells us persecution is a normal part of the believers life. In America we have not experienced this yet but it is coming and children, just like in the Old Testament, are sacrificed. We cannot express enough the tragedy occurring around the world, as children are being abused, Christians are being persecuted and life as we know it is rapidly changing. What are you going to do? The bible says:
1 Thessalonians 5:5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. 7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. 8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. 9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. 11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
As believers we are children of light and we will not suffer His day of wrath. We must be encouraged by these words as the events leading up to the Tribulation Intensify. God’s throne is above all and He is sovereign over all, Psalm 103. This world is not our home, 1 Peter 2:11-12.