I love reading God’s word because something new will often jump out and get your attention! For me this time it was the close of this chapter. For Paul told them that it was time to wake up from their slumber because their salvation was closer now than when they first believed. The salvation that Paul is referring to is when we get to be with the Lord forever. The picture that Paul paints to me is a Christian going through life sleep walking spiritually, going through the motions with no fervor, no passion, no urgency! Paul also implies that one who is spiritually asleep – is no longer investing in the process of transformation. You see it all the time, a new Christian has this passion and fervor in their spiritual walk but over time the flow of life over takes that passion and there is a real danger, if we are not careful, of becoming spiritual sleep walkers!