1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 – August 6-7

The Bible is basically a compilation of love letters from our Father in heaven, His loving words breathed onto each page. Over the next several months, as we study the letters of the Bible, Galatians through Jude, I pray that You will experience His eternal love in new ways and that it will transform you. These letters were written by Christian leaders, most of them by Paul, to establish and grow the Christian Church. For us, they are filled with love and gold nuggets on living a Christian life. Join along in our study by reading today’s scripture, journaling on it using SOAP, then sharing how God spoke to you today. Below is the NIV version of today’s reading. The Comments section on our website is an open forum for sharing, requesting prayer, and asking questions.

1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 – Final Instructions

12 Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. 13 Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. 14 And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone. 15 Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.
16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not treat prophecies with contempt 21 but test them all; hold on to what is good, 22 reject every kind of evil.
23 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.
25 Brothers and sisters, pray for us. 26 Greet all God’s people with a holy kiss. 27 I charge you before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers and sisters.
28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

The Discover One Thing main website continues to follow the Life Journal Reading Plan which covers the whole Bible in one year. Click HERE to check out today’s Discover One Thing post.

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  1. Scripture
    1 Thessalonian’s 5:12-13

    Observation
    He is telling us alot of good stuff to live by in all of the verses. Immediately when I read v12 (those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord) I thought of our 2 wonderful moms group leaders Becky and Jess (and smiled). I can feel their love for the Lord and for each of us and how hard they work to serve Jesus. As v13 says I hold them in the highest regard.

    Application

    As I grow in my faith I strive to be like these Jesus girls. I also loved v.14-16,18,21-22. I pray that with the new sign ups in September like v.14 says we can encourage the disheartened,and here’s a big one I think all of us moms can use in v.14-Be Patient with Everyone.

    Prayer
    Dear Father
    Thank you for your words, thank you for all the people who work hard for you. Please let me be an encouragement to my family and friends. As a new school year gets closer I pray for all kids, parents and teachers.

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