Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Bible Verse of the Week: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

"Be joyful always, pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." -1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Here Paul clearly stated the three instructions for us. First, always rejoicing does not mean that we cannot mourn for a time. Ecclesiastes states that there is a time to weep and mourn...but only a time. Indeed, the cheerful heart has a continual feast. (Prov. 15:15) The next instruction is to pray without ceasing which does not necessarily mean that we should be praying every second of our lives. However, if we cease praying all together, we will easily fall away from God. Thus, pray daily and continually. Lastly, we must continually give thanks unto Him. We have been given everlasting life; how can we not be thankful with each passing day of our lives? My preposition to you is to daily live God's will for you in Christ Jesus. -Jesselyn

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