When you watch a movie, knowing whether it’s a tragedy or has a happy ending can make all the difference. Competitive basketball players always have an eye on the shot clock and know where they are in the quarter in order to gauge their next move. And productivity experts encourage people to develop their priorities by beginning with the end in mind. Even still, most people live in the moment without any thought to what’s coming next. 1 Thessalonians paints a picture of the end toward which our world is moving and shows how this can bring hope and clarity to the way we live our lives today.