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Summary: Paul details for us in this passage the characteristics that should be reminiscient of a godly christian.

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“THE CHILDREN OF THE LIGHT”

1 THESSALONIANS 5:4-8

1. The COMING Day of the LORD. (5:1-3)

2. The CHILDREN of the Light. (5:4-8)

a. Don’t have anything to do with the deeds of DARKNESS. (v. 4) Romans 13:11-12; Colossians 1:13; 1 Peter 2:9-10; Luke 1:79; Acts 26:18; 2 Corinthians 6:14; Ephesians 5:11; Proverbs 2:13

b. DESIRE to walk as children of the day. (v. 5) Romans 13:13; 1 John 2:8; John 1:9; 12:35-36; Ephesians 5:8; Isaiah 2:5; Matthew 5:16

c. Don’t DOZE off but be watchful in all things. (v. 6) Proverbs 19:15; 24:33; Isaiah 56:10; Jonah 1:6; Matthew 13:25; 25:5; 26:40-41; Mark 13:37; 14:37-38; Luke 12:37; 21:36; 22:46; Acts 20:31; Romans 13:14; 1 Corinthians 15:34; 16:13; Ephesians 5:14; Colossians 4:2; 2 Timothy 4:5; Revelation 3:2; 16:15

d. Don’t get DRUNK but be sober. (v. 7) 1 Peter 4:7; Philippians 4:5; 1 Timothy 2:15; Titus 2:6, 11-12; 1 Peter 1:13; 5:8; Isaiah 5:11; Romans 13:13; 1 Samuel 25:36-37; Proverbs 23:29-35; Daniel 5:4-5; 2 Peter 2:13; 1 Corinthians 5:11; Galatians 5:21; Ephesians 5:18

e. Make it your DECISION / DESTINY / DETERMINATION to walk in the things of the LORD. (v. 8) 1 Peter 2:9; 1 John 1:7; Isaiah 59:17; Romans 8:24-25; Ephesians 6:13-18; Lamentations 3:26; Galatians 5:5; 1 Peter 1:3-5, 13; 1 John 3:1-3


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