Thursday, March 23, 2017

Think About It, But Do Something

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

Have you ever just sat down and thought about the coming of the Lord? Critical thinking is a difficult matter and it takes time. And we should think about the coming of the Lord. He is coming, you know?

Scripture says He’s coming like a nighttime thief and will catch many people unprepared. That’s the big picture we need to think about. Some Christ followers think about it but do nothing. Don’t let that happen! Knowing that Jesus will come again should impact your life, if you’re thinking correctly. So, sooner, rather than later, get up and do something about it. I guess the big question is, what should I do?

That’s what Paul wrote to the Thessalonian Christ followers about. In the 5th chapter of his letter, he gave them specific instructions. We would be wise to take them to heart. He urged the brothers to…

Warn those who are idle
Encourage the timid
Help the weak
Be patient with everyone
Not pay back wrong with wrong
Be kind one to another
Rejoice always
Pray continually
Be thankful in all circumstances
Don’t put out the Spirit’s fire
Don’t treat prophecies with contempt
Test everything
Hold on to the good
Avoid every appearance of evil

If you have any questions about what you should be doing today, start with this list. It will keep you occupied for quite a while. My guess is you won’t complete everything on the list so, pick out a few of them and go for it! 

May God Himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The One who calls you is faithful, and He will do it. 1 Thessalonians 5.23-24

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