Browsing "1 Thessalonians (Written)"
Monday, 28 August 2017
Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all.
1 Thessalonians 5:14
Paul continues his exhortations which are intended to maintain the “peace” just mentioned in the previous verse. “Now we exhort” is stated to ensure this is accomplished.… Read the rest
Sunday, 27 August 2017
…and to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. Be at peace among yourselves. 1 Thessalonians 5:13
The Greek of the words, “and to esteem them very highly” is difficult to be dogmatic about. Two main views are 1) that the words “in love” are to be taken with “to esteem,” and then to attach “very highly” to “in love” –
“…and to esteem them in love very highly.”
Or, it could be that “love” qualifies both “esteem” and “very highly” –
“…and to esteem them very highly in love.”
Either way, the idea is geared towards loving “those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord” They are to be given high honor for their efforts in Christ.… Read the rest
Saturday, 26 August 2017
And we urge you, brethren, to recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and admonish you,
1 Thessalonians 5:12
Paul has now completed the main thoughts of the epistle. The last main thought was the information about the coming of the Lord at the rapture and what will occur after that has come to pass.… Read the rest
Friday, 25 August 2017
Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.
1 Thessalonians 5:11
Once again, Paul introduces the thought of verse 4:18 where he said, “Therefore comfort one another with these words.” In that verse, he was telling them to comfort one another in the assurance that none in Christ will be lost, and that all will be joined to Him in glory.… Read the rest
Thursday, 24 August 2017
…who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.
1 Thessalonians 5:10
Paul now completes the thought of the previous verse, beginning with the words, “who died for us.” He is certainly tying this into the thought of both clauses of the previous verse –
1) For God did not appoint us to wrath – because Jesus took our wrath upon Himself in His death.… Read the rest