Matthew 5:14-16 CSB – You are the light of the world. A city situated on a hill cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and puts it under a basket, but rather on a lampstand, and it gives light for all who are in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-5 CSB – About the times and the seasons: Brothers and sisters, you do not need anything to be written to you. For you yourselves know very well that the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. When they say, “Peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them, like labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you, brothers and sisters, are not in the dark, for this day to surprise you like a thief. For you are all children of light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or the darkness.
Focus On What Matters!
Acts 1:7, 8 CSB – He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or periods that the Father has set by His own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
Stay Alert in the Faith!
1 Thessalonians 5:6-10 CSB – So then, let us not sleep, like the rest, but let us stay awake and be self-controlled. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled and put on the armor of faith and love, and a helmet of the hope of salvation. For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him.
Faith, Love and Hope!
2 Corinthians 5:7 CSB – For we walk by faith, not by sight.
Encourage One Another
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 CSB – Therefore, encourage one another and build each other up as you are already doing.
Be Encouraged and Encourage Others in Faith
Hebrews 10:24 CSB – And let us watch out for one another to provoke love and good works, not neglecting to gather together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day approaching.
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Use Your Words Wisely for Encouragement
Ephesians 4:29 CSB – No foul language should come from your mouth, but only what is good for building up someone in need, so that it gives grace to those who hear.