New Defender's Study Bible Notes
3:5 waiting for Christ. Once again, the apostle urges us to be watching and waiting for Christ, not for the coming of Antichrist or other prophesied events of the last days. Evidently a few in the Thessalonian church were so sure the day of the Lord had begun that they had quit their jobs and were just becoming busybodies in the church. Paul was forced to rebuke such as these (II Thessalonians 3:6,11).