But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. For GOD hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our LORD Jesus CHRIST, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with HIM.” 1 Thessalonians 5:8-10
NOTE: Why do we contemplate Jesus’ coming still with such great happiness, gentleness and delight? It is because we have put on “the hope of salvation wholly”. We recognize that with respect to the Day of the LORD, We are constantly inspired and warned to avoid being enemies of GOD+SON+HOLYSPIRIT (victorious in entire realms, all for us). Of course, “GOD has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our LORD Jesus CHRIST”.
Remember, Our salvation is grounded in eternity, for GOD “chose us in HIM before the foundation of the world that we would be holy and blameless before HIM” as it is written in Ephesians 1:4. Ahh Yes! “In HIM we have redemption through HIS blood “after listening to the message of salvation.” “Having also believed,” we were “sealed in HIM with the Holy SPIRIT of promise” (Study Ephesians 1:7,13).
Convincingly, Brethren, our grand (reuniting+reward=glorious eternity) salvation will come to us in the future. GOD has “destined us” for “obtaining salvation through our LORD Jesus CHRIST”. Obtain and tell others about this Salvation through our LORD Jesus CHRIST Today. Peace be unto You!