1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 Finally, brothers, we urge and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as you have learned from us how you ought to walk and to please God, you should excel more and more. 2 For you know what commands we gave you through the Lord Jesus.
3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality, 4 that each one of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, 5 not in the lust of depravity, even as the Gentiles who do not know God, 6 and that no man take advantage of and defraud his brother in any matter, because the Lord is the avenger in all these things, as we also have forewarned you and testified. 7 For God has not called us to uncleanness, but to holiness. 8 Therefore he that despises does not despise man, but God, who has also given us His Holy Spirit.
9 As concerning brotherly love, you do not need me to write to you. For you yourselves are taught by God to love one another. 10 And indeed, you do have love for all the brothers who are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brothers, that you increase more and more. 11 Learn to be calm, and to conduct your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you, 12 so that you may walk honestly toward those who are outsiders and that you may lack nothing.
Living to please God is more important than anything we do in this life. Why? This life is short and temporary along with everything that is in it.
When we have purpose in our hearts to put God first, we will then begin to see ALL areas of our life fall into place. I am not saying no struggles, but what I am saying is God’s best will be the result for us even after testing and trials. God will see to it!
Acknowledge God in ALL our ways, live our lives to please Him by daily washing our hearts and minds with the word of God through obedience to it by the leading of the Holy Spirit and we will be found to be pleasing in God’s sight..
Only what we do for Christ will last!! God alone is eternal!
James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.
Lord, I want to be more like you! Make me a vessel you can use!
Remember, pleasing God must be at the forefront of our daily agenda.
In all your getting, get understanding!