10/12/19: 1 Thessalonians 5:4-28; Psalm 82:1-8; Proverbs 25:9-10
1 Thessalonians 5: 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not treat prophecies with contempt 21 but test them all; hold on to what is good, 22 reject every kind of evil.
In the above verses we see the Holy Spirit inspire Paul to pen several facets of Christian living. Three are rejoicing, praying and giving thanks. Then, as we have seen before, Paul instructs the Thessalonian church to not be “lazy,” but to hear the preachings and then to “test them all.”
And the only way to test is to know the standard that will be used to “test.” And the only way to know the standard is to read and meditate on God’s inspired Word.