Guest Post – Paul

9For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

10Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

11Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

12And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;

13And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves.

14Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.

15See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

16Rejoice evermore.

17Pray without ceasing.

18In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

19Quench not the Spirit.

20Despise not prophesyings.

21Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.

22Abstain from all appearance of evil.

23And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

OK, ok so it was written originally for our blog.  This is from Paul’s letter to the church at Thesselonica.  I Thessalonians 5.  My devotions came from these verses Sunday morning, we touched on it a bit in Sunday School and the preacher preached from these verses.  I think God is trying to tell me something here!

I think verse 18 sums up this week for me; In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. When should we give thanks?  The Bible says, in every thing give thanks.  Flat tire, baby sick, bills stacking up?  GIVE THANKS!  If nothing else we can give thanks to Jesus!

Have a great week!

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