This is located in the NKJV Spirit-Filled Bible Third Edition. In 1st Thessalonians Paul reminds us to keep the hope in knowing that Jesus Christ is going to return and take us home.
Cultivating Dynamic Devotion
The focus of the believers devotion and hope is Jesus our coming Lord. In 1 Thessalonians, Jesus is shown returning in glory for His Church. Our Devotion and worship of Him encompasses not only what He has done for us in the past and is doing in our lives in the present, but also what awaits us in eternity when He comes to usher inn His kingdom in its fullness. Let the hope of His coming strengthen and comfort you as you devote yourself to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Set you heart on Jesus, patiently waiting with trust for His coming. Know and give thanks to Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath of God.
Look to the Lord’s coming as a source of comfort and hope. Jesus’ coming is our hope in both life and in death. Devote yourself wholeheartedly to the Lord so you will be one in whom He finds faith when He comes (Luke 18:8).
Watch. Be alert and awake. Commit yourself to grow in your relationship with the Lord, which includes prayer, worship, and studying to understand the Bible. This is the lifestyle of the children of light, who have salvation in Jesus.
If you haven’t accepted Christ as your savior yet and would like to do so, please pray these words:
“Jesus, I acknowledge I am a sinner and I am in need of salvation. Thank you for your sacrifice on the cross. Come into my heart and make me new. Thank you for your gift of eternal life. Help me to learn to walk with you now. In Jesus’ name, amen.”
If you prayed that prayer, please tell someone that can guide you in your next steps in your relationship with Jesus.
May the peace of God be with you today and every day.