Main point summary
Since we are all children of light and not of darkness then we must be alert and sober for God did not destine us for wrath but to obtained salvation through Christ and so God commands us to encourage one another.
1 Thessalonians 5:4-11
But you, brothers and sisters, 8 are not in the darkness for the day to
overtake you like a thief would.
For you all are sons of the light and sons of the day.
We are not of the night nor of the darkness.
So then we must not sleep as the rest,
but must stay alert and sober.
For those who sleep, sleep at night
and those who get drunk are drunk at night.
But since we are of the day, we must stay sober
by putting on the breastplate 9 of faith
and as a helmet our hope for salvation . 10
For God did not destine us for wrath 11
but for gaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.
He died 12 for us
so that whether we are alert or asleep 13 we will come to life together with him.
Therefore encourage one another
and build up each other, just as you are in fact doing.
Point 1. 4a-4b that we should not be astonish because we in the light. Point 2. As children of light we should be alert &sober. 6b Point 3. The means to be sober. 8a to 8c put on the helmet of salvation, the breastplate of faith, Love helmet our hope for salvation. Point 4 God save us from wrath, that God send Christ to die so that whether we are alive or asleep we will be together with him. And therefore let us promote the growth and strength of our fellow believers, for it will rise our LOVE we have for one another.