14 July 2020 – 1 Thessalonians 1:10 (NIV)

14 July 2020 – 1 Thessalonians 1:10 (NIV)

Scripture

10 and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.

Reflection

As a teenager, I remember being fascinated by the book of Revelation. To read about the things that were yet to come, it was like, trying to skip to the end of a book to know what’s going to happen. The letter to the Thessalonians also mentions about the things that are yet to come.

“…and to wait for his Son from heaven”

As believers, Jesus’ Second Coming is to wait with expectation. It’s not a passive waiting, but one that perseveres, faithfully obeying what He has commanded us to do.

“whom he raised from the dead”

The Son of God, Jesus, is alive!

The Cross is an important part of our faith, but so is Jesus’ resurrection!

Paul talks about it in 1 Corinthians 15:17-19:

“17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. 18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. 19 If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.”

Our physical deaths are not the end of all things. Do you have hope in the life that’s yet to come?

“Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath”

Jesus’ rescue is active in our lives. Yes, what He did on the Cross happened once and for all, but He continues to rescue us today, and in the future.

What a Savior we have in Jesus!

Thoughts for the day

  • What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus?
  • What does this passage tell you about humanity?
  • What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
  • How can you apply this message in an area of your life that needs transformation?
  • Is there anyone you think should hear or will benefit from this message? Go and tell them.

Prayer

Think of another person in your life who needs God to move in their situation. Ask for God to be at work. Approach the Lord of all with boldness today, knowing that he delights in you, and those you love.

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Su Tsai, Community Life Director
Su Tsai is the Community Life Director at Shanghai Community Fellowship (SCF) and is a graduate of Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has been on staff since 2006 as the Youth Director and the Community Life Director since 2012.