Reading: Dangerous complacency
Reference: 1 Thess. 5:1-9
I Thessalonians 5:1: But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
I Thessalonians 5:2: For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
I Thessalonians 5:3: For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
I Thessalonians 5:4: But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
I Thessalonians 5:5: Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
I Thessalonians 5:6: Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
I Thessalonians 5:7: For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
I Thessalonians 5:8: But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
I Thessalonians 5:9: For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
Reading: Live in peace
Reference: Rom. 12:14-21
Romans 12:14: Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
Romans 12:15: Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
Romans 12:16: Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
Romans 12:17: Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
Romans 12:18: If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Romans 12:19: Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
Romans 12:20: Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
Romans 12:21: Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
Reading: False peace promoted
Reference: Jer. 6:13-16
Jeremiah 6:13: For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.
Jeremiah 6:14: They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.
Jeremiah 6:15: Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the Lord.
Jeremiah 6:16: Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.