All of you are people who belong to the light, who belong to the day. 1 Thessalonians 5:5
The day of the Lord will come as a thief come at night. No one knows, however, when the day or hour will come – neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son; only the Father knows. Mark 13:32 It will come as suddenly as the pains that come upon a woman in labor.
It is at night that people sleep; it is at night they get drunk. As children of God belonging to the light, be sober. We must wear faith and love as a breast plate and our hope of salvation as a helmet. We must stay alert and should not be sleeping like the others not knowing day or night.
In the time of Noah, everybody kept on eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building up to the very old day Noah and his family went into the boat and the flood came. As lightning flashed across the sky and lighted it up from one side to the other, all of them were killed while Noah went into the boat in sobriety.
Jesus after the Passover meal went to Mount of Olives with his disciples. He knew what was coming and ahead for him. He went with his disciples to the garden of Gethsemane and invited them to pray and keep watch with him. He prayed to keep watch not to fall into temptation. Jesus remained sober for his hour to come in prayer through the night.
Jesus, the son of light gave an example of himself at his last hour. Being the Son of God, he stayed awake and sober handing over himself to the power of sinful men to possess salvation for the whole human race.
Beautiful path discovered with sobriety.