5:1-11 (NKJV) The Day of the Lord...
1. But concerning the
times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to
you. 2. For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes
as a thief in the night. 3. For when they say, "Peace and safety!" then
sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman.
And they shall not escape. 4. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so
that this Day should overtake you as a thief. 5. You are all sons of light
and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. 6. Therefore
let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. 7. For those
who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night.
8. But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of
faith and love, and as a helmet 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, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together
with Him. 11. Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just
as you also are doing.