Instructions for Life
I Thessalonians 5:12-28
The Lord has given us instructions on how we are to live and experience the abundant life He desires for us.
1. Respect those who are over you in the Lord. (verses 12-13)
Respect - (â€˜knowâ€™) = Acknowledge them as servants of Christ and treat with respect & appreciation.
2. Live in peace with each other; warn the idle; encourage the timid; help the weak; be PATIENT with everyone! (verses 14-15)
3. Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; do not put out the Spiritâ€™s fire - but test everything; avoid every kind of evil. (verses 16-22)
4. The Lord is sanctifying us through and through - spirit, soul and body - transforming us to be blameless until the coming of our Lord Jesus! (verses 12-13)