Wednesday, December 8, 2021
I Thessalonians 5:1-11
I Thessalonians 5:1-11
 But as to the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need to have anything written to you.
 For you yourselves know well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.
 When people say, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as travail comes upon a woman with child, and there will be no escape.
 But you are not in darkness, brethren, for that day to surprise you like a thief.
 For you are all sons of light and sons of the day; we are not of the night or of darkness.
 So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober.
 For those who sleep sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night.
 But, since we belong to the day, let us be sober, and put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.
 For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
 who died for us so that whether we wake or sleep we might live with him.
 Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath.
 And there was a woman who had had a spirit of infirmity for eighteen years; she was bent over and could not fully straighten herself.
 And when Jesus saw her, he called her and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your infirmity.”
 And he laid his hands upon her, and immediately she was made straight, and she praised God.
 But the ruler of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the sabbath, said to the people, “There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.”
 Then the Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his ass from the manger, and lead it away to water it?
 And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?”
 As he said this, all his adversaries were put to shame; and all the people rejoiced at all the glorious things that were done by him.
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