1 Thessalonians 5 Commentary

Please choose a passage:

1 Thessalonians 5:1-7

Jesus will return unexpectedly, so believers should always be ready for His arrival.

1 Thessalonians 5:8-11

We can anticipate Jesus’s return with hope and love. We should encourage one another to live faithfully now so that we are ready for His second coming.

1 Thessalonians 5:12-22

Paul summarizes what sanctified living looks like for the Thessalonians. They should support their leaders, be at peace with one another, help those who are afraid or are immature, and live life full of prayer with a joyful attitude.

1 Thessalonians 5:23-27

Paul emphasizes one last time the goal of living a God-honoring life apart from the world, so that our body and soul will be blameless when Jesus returns.