For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
I Thessalonians 5:9
In the 5th chapter of 1 Thessalonians, Paul begins writing about the end times. He says the Lord will return like a thief in the night. He warns Christians to be aware of what is happening.
If we take a close look at the events taking place in the world today I think we would all agree that the end is very near. There are some bizarre things happening all around us.
After the rapture of the church, the world will witness the wrath of God. It will be a series of bad events when the Tribulation occurs. The world has never witnessed the difficulties, distress, and disasters that are going to occur.
Praise God, He has provided a way out of experiencing His wrath and anger. He sent His Son, Jesus, to give us the free gift of Salvation. God wants to protect His children from wrath.
If we truly believe Jesus is coming soon, we should warn others. Paul says to encourage one another with these things. The best encouragement we can witness is the fact that Jesus saves.
It’s our duty and responsibility to encourage others with the truth of God. Think about the people you will encounter today and encourage them with the truth that Jesus is coming soon.
Lord, thank you for saving me and giving me eternal life. Help me to encourage others to see the light of Jesus. Help me to grow in faith.