Rising Joy by Vicki Matheny
Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, just as you are in fact doing. 1 Thessalonians 5.11
How do you live your life? Do you ever look to the sky and ask if Christ will return today? Or do you get so caught up in the daily tasks that you have, that the thought never crosses your mind?
Paul wrote to the Thessalonians to be alert and sober. The Christian is to be watchful and clear-headed, able to see the dangers that are put in your path. Peter likens the devil to a roaring lion who seeks to devour those who are weak, 1 Peter 5.8. God will provide a way out when you are tempted, 1 Corinthians 10.13.
It is not known when Christ will return to welcome Christians home. Only the Father has that information. Therefore, it is important that Christians make the time to encourage one another. You are not alone. You have to finish the race to be able to receive the reward. Let’s all finish together!