In 2 Corinthians, Paul writes to the believers at Corinth and says the following:
As also ye have acknowledged us in part, that we are your rejoicing, even as ye also are our’s in the day of the Lord Jesus. ~ v.14
Paul writes something similar to the Thessalonians.
For what is our hope or joy or crown of boasting before our Lord Jesus at his coming? Is it not you? ~ 1 Thessalonians 2:19
Have you ever heard anyone teach on who will be your crowd, your joy, and your boasting when the Lord comes? There is so much eschatology in the New Testament that is missed by the end time experts who are preaching from current events rather than the Bible in context.
While many of us have a very selfish view of the coming of the Lord, Paul expected joy and rejoicing because of others who would experience God’s glory at the coming of Christ.
So, who is your crown, your joy, and your rejoicing in the day of the Lord Jesus Christ, because of your sacrifices of love for their sakes?
Don’t say Jesus, for we all will rejoice to see him, but as Paul had those to whom he had ministered, whose salvation and victory on that day would be as a crown of rejoicing, whose salvation and victory will do the same for you?
Are you looking for the day of the Lord Jesus with others in mind?