再者、你們曉得現今就是該趁早睡醒的時候、因為我們得救、現今比初信的時候更近了。 - 所以我們不要睡覺、像別人一樣、總要儆醒謹守。因為睡了的人是在夜間睡．醉了的人是在夜間醉．但我們既然屬乎白晝、就當謹守、把信和愛當作護心鏡遮胸．把得救的盼望當作頭盔戴上。
所以要約束你們的心、〔原文作束上你們心中的腰〕謹慎自守、專心盼望耶穌基督顯現的時候所帶來給你們的恩。 - 你們腰裡要束上帶、燈也要點著．自己好像僕人等候主人、從婚姻的筵席上回來．他來到叩門、就立刻給他開門。
弗 5:14 羅 13:11 -帖前 5:6-8 賽 60:1,2 彼前 1:13 -路 12:35,36
for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: "Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."
And do this, understanding the present time. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. - So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be alert and self-controlled.For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night.But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.
"Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you.
Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. - "Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning,like men waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him.
Eph 5:14 Rom 13:11 -1Ts 5:6-8 Isa 60:1,2 1Pe 1:13 -Luk 12:35,36