1. 1 Thessalonians 1:10 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

How does the theme of future salvation feature in this letter?

1 Thessalonians 1:10 (ESV)

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

The Thessalonians learned that they had to wait for the complete salvation that had been promised them. The theme of future salvation, to be received at the return of Christ, is very prominent in this letter. It is introduced in 1 Thessalonians 1:3, is hinted at in 1 Thessalonians 2:19, 1 Thessalonians 3:13, and 1 Thessalonians 5:23, and is dealt with in detail in 1 Thessalonians 4:13 – 5:11.