1 Thessalonians 5: 12-28

Final Instructions

12 Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. 13 Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. 14 And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone. 15 Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.

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.

23 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.

25 Brothers and sisters, pray for us. 26 Greet all God’s people with a holy kiss. 27 I charge you before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers and sisters.

28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

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16Rejoice always, 17pray continually, 18give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for your in Christ Jesus. Circumstances change, God doesn’t. – David Guzik c. In everything give thanks: We don’t give thanksfor everything, but in everything. We recognize God’s sovereign hand is in charge, and not blind fate or chance. – David Guzik i. “When joy and prayer are married their first born child is gratitude.” (Spurgeon) BOOM. That settles it for me! I love their quotes. If you know my story, you know I struggled with joy in the midst of ugly circumstances. I didn’t know… Read more »

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Amen!! ❌🔴❌🔴

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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. This caught my eye!! It is a common thing for a person, in our circles, to say God told me this and God told me that!! God’s Word tells us to test the Spirit!! Do thing said line up with what I am reading in His Word!! I think it is a healthy thing to question it out!! I have found that time will tell us the truth!! If someone… Read more »

Michele
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Amen! the part that screams at me is ‘test and do not despise’. If I disagree with a prophet, I am simply to disagree and not despise prophecy as a whole.

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Absolutely!!! ❌🔴❌🔴