comfort each other with these words

So comfort and encourage each other with these words. I really don’t need to write to you about how and when all this will happen, dear brothers and sisters… When people are saying, “All is well; everything is peaceful and secure,” then disaster will fall upon them as suddenly as a woman’s birth pains begin when her child is about to be born. And there will be no escape. But you aren’t in the dark about these things, dear brothers and sisters, and you won’t be surprised when the day of the Lord comes like a thief. For you are all children of the light and of the day; we don’t belong to darkness and night. So be on your guard, not asleep like the others. Stay alert and be sober. Night is the time for sleep and the time when people get drunk. But let us who live in the light think clearly, protected by the body armor of faith and love, and wearing as our helmet the confidence of our salvation. For God decided to save us through our Lord Jesus Christ, not to pour out his anger on us. 10 He died for us so that we can live with him forever, whether we are dead or alive at the time of his return. So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing… And remember to live peaceably with each other… Encourage those who are timid. Take tender care of those who are weak. Be patient with everyone. See that no one pays back evil for evil, but always try to do good to each other and to everyone else.

God bless you…

Lance Cameron Kidwell

13 September 2001

Posted in Miscellania

In lieu of comments, please talk about this post with smart people at Hacker News Hacker News or, if you're the twittering sort, click this handsome button:

Prove Me Wrong: