Daily Devotions

1 Thessalonians

1 Thessalonians 
Day 11

"And to wait for His Son..."

Text: 1 Thessalonians 1:10


We can guess that the apostle Paul must have taught great and deep truths to bring about such a deep sense of conviction. He must have spoken to them about the Lord as a living and true God! He must have pointed them to the Scriptures as he reasoned with them. The gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ had power to bring about true conversion.


One of the main things Paul proclaimed was a strong Christology. The heart of the gospel he espoused was the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.

“And to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead,
even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.”

1 Thessalonians 1:10

1. The presentation of Jesus

a) He is the only begotten Son of God.
b) He came from heaven.
c) He was crucified and died at Calvary.
d) God raised Him from the dead.
e) Jesus came to deliver mankind.
i) From sin’s effects
ii) From sin’s power
iii) From sin’s penalty
iv) From the wrath of God

2. The Second Coming of Christ

a) Paul also taught the Thessalonians about the Second Coming of Christ.
b) He taught them to wait for His return from Heaven.


The word “wait” is an interesting one. The following things may be observed (from the Greek text).

1. The root word means “to abide” or “to remain” (John 15:4, 5, 7, 9, 10 etc).

2. The word “wait” is a compound word involving the root word “abide” (Greek “meno”).

3. Jesus told His disciples to wait for the coming of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:5). The word here in Greek is “perimeno”. It suggests that the disciples are to wait for the Spirit of God who would come upon them very soon. Meantime they must ensure that they are abiding in Christ.

4. The word Paul used here was “anameno”. The word here suggests that the disciples were to look up while waiting for the Return of Christ. The upward look is the focus here. The focus of abiding in Christ remains strong and prominent.