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Know how to please God in your daily living!

True believers don’t walk anyhow, i.e., haphazardly, in whatever manner or in careless ways, instead they walk circumspectly. Paul says to the Ephesians, "See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil." Ephesians 5:15-16


I don’t know if you’re familiar with this, but when you received Christ you also received commandments on "how ye ought to walk, [behave] and to please God, so ye would abound more and more." 1 Thessalonians 4:1 Paul says, "For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus" 1 Thessalonians 4:2. As soon as you receive Christ we expect you to know these commandments.
 What’s special about commandments is they make you know "the will of God, even your sanctification" 1 Thessalonians 4:3.

 Sanctification

 God’s will is after you’ve received grace, you set yourself apart for him. This is what he expects you do, that you abstain from doing evil. "For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his Holy Spirit" 1 Thessalonians 4:7-8.

 Holiness

 This is when you devote your life to godliness, righteousness, goodness, perfection, piety, etc. "Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy" 1 Peter 1:16. To live a life of holiness is every believer’s highest calling;


  •  that ye should abstain from fornication: 
  •  that every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; 
  • that no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such. 
 Brotherly Love

 "But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another." 1 Thessalonians 4:9

 Did you see that? For ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another! It’s natural, you are born to love. John says, "And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him." If it’s otherwise with you it means you don’t know him too.

 Mind your own business

 "And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

 We shall obtain a better resurrection Last but not least, always remember, just as Jesus died and rose again...even so the dead in Christ shall rise and we which are alive shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

 God bless,
Laurence
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