1 Thessalonians 5

“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” There it is! Here is the key that will change your life forever!! In these three short verses (which are commands, not suggestions) Paul lays down the keys for a life of peace and joy in the mist of trials and chaos. These three things Paul is telling us to do require that we see our lives through a lens fashioned not by the world, but by God. These three commands require effort and determined focus! Paul makes it very clear no matter what we face in this life that Joy, prayer, and thanksgiving should be an on going reality in our daily walk with Christ. Of course one of the reasons we can have this focus is because of the coming reality of our Lord’s return!

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  • Jerry

    And what marvelous commands to keep in mind as we head into this holiday of Thanksgiving!

    I also find commands for our relations with our brethren in vv. 13-15: “live in peace; warn the idle & disruptive; encourage the disheartened; hep the weak; and be patient with everyone; do not pay back wrong for wrong; strive to do what is good.”

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