1 Thessalonians 5:3
For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes on them, as travail on a woman with child…
I. IN THY MIDST OF IMAGINED SECURITY. When enjoying riches, and contemplating, as the rich fool, their further augmentation; and when, perhaps, trusting in the infinitude of the Divine mercy, and thinking "the day" afar off.
II. Sudden. Without notice: nothing in the course of nature, or the affairs of men, to indicate the catastrophe.
III. UNAVOIDABLE: reputation, good works, etc., will be as cobwebs.
IV. TERRIBLE. "Destruction."
(Sir E. Bayley, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.