Tag Archives: 1 Thessalonians

24 Apr

In Everything Give Thanks?

“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” ‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:18‬

Almost every Christian at some point in their life will have trouble with this verse. It will be when life gives you a sucker-punch. When the world throws you that curve ball no one saw coming. It’ll be when you hear yourself say, “I don’t know how I can thank God for this…”

So what do we do?

We set ourselves to look at the situation until we find things for which to thank God. We search for those little glimpses of His mercy, protection, and lovingkindness hidden in the circumstances. Then as an act of faith and an exercise in obedience we recite these things back to God in prayer over and over again. As we choose to be consistent and walk in an atmosphere of gratitude, something miraculous happens. We enter into a state of peace, His Peace, even in the middle of our hardship – and find this was His will for us all along.

13 Apr

Ignorance is No Excuse!

I Thessalonians 4:4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;

“Ignorance is no excuse!”  Have you ever heard that before?  The Lord wanted to make sure that you know this truth.  Every one or all Christians should know how to possess or acquire for himself his vessel (his body) to live a life of holiness appropriate for the price of which it was paid.  Every Christian is bought with the precious blood of Jesus Christ – a very high price.  Every Christian is to live worthy of that price.

But where does it say that this is the will of the Lord that I should know this?  Look at the preceding verse For this is the will of God … Remember ignorance is no excuse.

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