1 Thessalonians 5:13

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.”Read the rest

1 Thessalonians 5:12

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

1 Thessalonians 5:11

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

1 Thessalonians 5:10

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

1 Thessalonians 5:9

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 1 Thessalonians 5:9

The word “For” is given to explain further what Paul has just said concerning right living as we wait on the Lord. Because of this hope, “God did not appoint us to wrath.”Read the rest

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