1Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. (Da 2:21; Ac 1:7; 1Th 4:9)2For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. (Mt 24:43; Lu 17:24; 2Th 2:2)3While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. (Ps 35:8; Isa 13:8; Lu 17:26; Lu 21:34; 2Th 1:9)4But you are not in darkness, brothers, for that day to surprise you like a thief. (1Jo 2:8)5For you are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness. (Lu 16:8)6So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober. (Mt 24:42; Mr 13:36; Ro 13:11; 1Pe 1:13)7For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, are drunk at night. (Ac 2:15; 2Pe 2:13)8But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. (Isa 59:17; Eph 6:14; Eph 6:17; Eph 6:23)9For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, (1Th 1:10; 2Th 2:13; Heb 10:39)10who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him. (Ro 14:9; 2Ti 2:11)11Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.