Pocket Sized Thoughts – 1 Thessalonians – Part 9

The very God of peace sanctify you wholly and that your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (5:23)

Paul concludes with some very practical thoughts on church life and meetings. He reminds them to support those who have responsibilities, maintain unity, rejoice, pray, give thanks and retain an openness to the speakings of the Spirit as they gather together. If we turn our eyes away from the Lord, then these things that have just been mentioned, will fall into decline. The life of God and the power of the gospel is to be upheld at all times. The church is to be as a city set on a hill for all to see so that the word of the Lord and ‘our’ faith is to reach every place (1:8). It is most sad when our Christian lives lose their distinct edge and expectancy for the Lord’s return decreases. We must ensure that every aspect of our being is kept alive, alert, and sharpened in all the things of God. Let none of us become dull, or drift away, but ever dependent upon the faithfulness of Him who has called us and who will also complete His work of salvation within us. May these things be an ever present reality in all our lives.

PRAYER :- “Lord, help me to follow your word and retain an ever vibrant relationship with You. Amen.”