Advent Devotional-Monday, December 2, 2019

I Thessalonians 5:1-11

The Day of the Lord will come when we least expect.  There will be people who will put their confidence in the state of the world saying that “peace and security” will reign.  The day will come quickly, and many will be confused.  Although we may not know “the” day, we do know the day is coming.

As children of light, children of the day we should stay awake and alert.  Each year as we enter the Advent Season we reflect on the coming of Christ into the world at his birth and also, we anticipate the second Advent, his return in power and glory.  So, we are children of the light and have knowledge of this happening and are to remain clear headed, vigil, and in anticipation of that return.  Don’t listen to the voices that say it’s not going to happen.

Instead guard our hearts with the breastplate of faith and love and guard our minds with the helmet of the hope of salvation.  Here’s the great news, “God has not destined us for wrath; but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him.”  It is what Christ accomplished at this first coming that will prepare us to receive him at his second coming.  Therefore, encourage and build one another up.  The news is still good, and we can encourage one another together until he brings us together home.  Keep looking, praying, and encouraging.

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