THE BOOK OF 1 THESSALONIANS
Chapter 5:13b-22, The Will Of God for You

J. Deering, AncientPath.net


The Will of God for YOU

5:13b Be at peace among yourselves. 5:14 And we urge you, brothers and sisters, admonish the undisciplined, comfort the discouraged, help the weak, be patient toward all. 5:15 See that no one pays back evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good for one another and for all. 5:16 Always rejoice, 5:17 constantly pray, 5:18 in everything give thanks. For this is Godís will for you in Christ Jesus. 5:19 Do not extinguish the Spirit. 5:20 Do not treat prophecies with contempt. 5:21 But examine all things; hold fast to what is good. 5:22 Stay away from every form of evil.

 

Lets list these one at a time.

 

1.       (You) Be at peace among yourselves (peace VS turmoil)

 

2.       (You) Admonish the undisciplined (there are those who are undisciplined)

 

3.       (You) Comfort the discouraged (there are those who are discouraged)

 

4.       (You) Help the weak (there are those who are weak)

 

5.       (You) Be patient toward all

 

6.       (You) See that no one pays back evil for evil to anyone

 

7.       (You) Always pursue what is good for one another and for all

 

8.       (You) Always rejoice

 

9.       (You) Constantly pray

 

10.     (You) In everything give thanks

 

11.     (You) Do not extinguish the Spirit

 

12.     (You) Do not treat prophecies with contempt

 

13.     (but) (You) Examine all things

 

14.     (You) Hold fast to what is good

 

15.     (You) Stay away from every form of evil.

 

My favorite verse is Romans 18:19

"Be Excellent at what is good,

Be innocent of evil."


2013-01-22