”One final word, friends…” [1 Thessalonians 4:1 The Message]
Let that statement hold you for a moment…one final word…from a friend, a great man of God…a man with an all-consuming love of Christ as His goal—one final word—listen and take this to heart this morning.
1.Keep yourselves from sexual promiscuity—in a world gorging itself on pornography, and promiscuity man will become whatever his eye beholds and bears fruit according to what is sown into his heart. Take heed to this word because it is written,”Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God” [Matthew 5:8]
- Learn to appreciate and give dignity to your body not abusing it as is so common among those who know nothing of God. Remember the words of David,” I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made” [Psalm 139:14]
- Don’t run roughshod over the concerns of your brothers and sisters. Their concerns are God’s concerns and he will take care of them.
Here’s God’s invitation to you this morning—live an orderly life, well kept beautiful and holy—as beautiful on the inside as the outside…regarding life together and getting along with each other, you don’t need me to tell you what to do. You’re God-taught in these matters. Just love one another! You’re already good at it – keep it up; get better and better at it – stay calm; mind your own business; do your own job.
Further Reading: Proverbs 15 The Message – 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 The Message