God didn’t set us up for an angry rejection but for salvation by our Master, Jesus Christ. He died for us, a death that triggered life…So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you’ll be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind. I know you’re already doing this; just keep on doing it. I Thessalonians 5:9, 11 The Message Bible The Amplified Bible says in verse 9, He did not select us to condemn us but that we might obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. God calls and invites us to know Him, to be made right with Him, and to walk in relationship with Him. That calling – that invitation? The cross. Jesus Christ, died for us – a death that triggered life – eternal life. And He invites us – each of us – to share in that life. Accepting that invitation – we get to share in that life. We belong to Him!