1But concerning #Matt. 24:3the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. 2For you yourselves know perfectly that #Luke 21:34; 1 Thess. 5:4; (2 Pet. 3:10); Rev. 3:3; 16:15the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. 3For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then #Is. 13:6–9sudden destruction comes upon them, #Hos. 13:13as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. 4#(Acts 26:18); Rom. 13:12; Eph. 5:8; 1 John 2:8But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. 5You are all #Eph. 5:8sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. 6#Matt. 25:5Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but #Matt. 25:13; Mark 13:35; (1 Pet. 5:8)let us watch and be sober. 7For #(Luke 21:34)those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk #Acts 2:15; 2 Pet. 2:13are drunk at night. 8But let us who are of the day be sober, #Is. 59:17; Eph. 6:14putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. 9For #Rom. 9:22God did not appoint us to wrath, #(2 Thess. 2:13)but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10#2 Cor. 5:15who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.11Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.