Brothers and sisters, we don't have to write to you about times and dates.
You know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.
People will be saying that everything is peaceful and safe. Then suddenly they will be destroyed. It will happen like birth pains coming on a pregnant woman. None of the people will escape.
Brothers and sisters, you are not in darkness. So that day should not surprise you as a thief would.
All of you are children of the light. You are children of the day. We don't belong to the night. We don't belong to the darkness.
So let us not be like the others. They are asleep. Instead, let us be wide awake and in full control of ourselves.