Sunday

Sunday Scripture - 1 Thessalonians 5 v 11 - 24



Sunday Scripture is just simply a thought or two on a 
Bible verse 
or short passage 
that may have struck me afresh 
or maybe for the first time 
or has always been special to me.


Today I am looking at 

1 Thessalonians 5 v 11 - 24






This is one of the longer passages that I have included in a 
Sunday Scripture 

But that doesn't mean this will be a very long Blog Post.





In this passage we see the responsibilities we have as Christians, believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.


These are two-fold


1.  Relationship between us and God


2. Relationship between us and other people





1 Thessalonians 5 v 11 - 24 

Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; 
And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves. 
Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men. 
See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. 
Rejoice evermore. 
Pray without ceasing. 
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 
Quench not the Spirit. 
Despise not prophesyings. 
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 
Abstain from all appearance of evil. 
And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.

 

 

Relationships

1.  Relationship between us and God

Rejoice always

Pray without ceasing

Give Thanks Always

Do not quench the spirit



2. Relationship between us and other people


Comfort & encourage others

Respect others

Be at peace with others

Help the weak

Be patient with everyone




The start of our passage jumps right in with verse 11 which almost sums up how we should treat others.



It continues through to verse 15 considering relationships and attitudes towards those who have a leadership role and those who need more help than others, stressing the patience and care needed and advising of the right attitude to all people doing good and not evil to any.


The next section of our passage starts with verse 16 giving instruction in a very simple way as to how we need to behave towards God and continuing on to verse 22.






Perhaps we should remember that a part we often overlook is a very important phrase giving us the reason we need to keep these relationships right.

 

       "For this is the will of God in Christ Jesus

       concerning you"


To NOT keep these relationships as stated here is to go against the will of God.


But we are not at the end of our passage just yet.

To finish off Paul leaves us with a blessing in verse 23







and

some of the best encouragement we can have in verse 24


"He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it."

We have a faithful God who does what he promises.







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