F I R S T T H E S S A L O N I A N
The apostle, having spoken in the end of the
foregoing chapter concerning the resurrection, and the second
coming of Christ, proceeds to speak concerning the uselessness of
enquiring after the particular time of Christ's coming, which would
be sudden and terrible to the wicked, but comfortable to the
saints, ver. 1-5. He then
exhorts them to the duties of watchfulness, sobriety, and the
exercise of faith, love, and hope, as being suitable to their
state, ver. 6-10. In the
next words he exhorts them to several duties they owed to others,
or to one another (ver.
11-15), afterwards to several other Christian duties of
great importance (ver.
16-22), and then concludes this epistle, ver. 23-28.