Bible study Daily, explanation and encouragementThessalonians
How about being included in that apostle Paul's prayer? How about being remembered as a person who has exciting faith, a love that is not just words, or as someone who, despite the circumstances, maintains a firm hope in Christ Jesus?
Paul makes this highlight in this text remembering the Thessalonians, of the joy and pride he felt when he saw his spiritual children revealing his teachings, revealing Christ in the way of living and speaking.
How are we being remembered by others? Do people remember us with joy ?, as someone who has a sensitive and fervent heart, as someone who serves others without measuring efforts, or are we remembered for being fickle in faith and spiritually indifferent?
Think about it!
Lately our attention has been focused on the chaos in public health. Our minds are bombarded every day with information that has left us more insecure and hopeless. Add to that the already common problems involving politics, corruption, insecurity, finances, family and so many other things that only contribute to a situation of despair, discouragement, incredulity and spiritual cooling. In this text, the apostle Paul suggests that we comfort each other. And this consolation is based on an event that is approaching, the Rapture of the Church and the Great Tribulation, and that cannot be forgotten or treated with indifference by each one of us. He refers to the first Coming of the Lord. Jesus is coming at an hour you do not expect, so we must be ready for his sudden coming.
Brothers and sisters, we cannot take our eyes off from the signs and what is about to happen, this fact should make us so happy that all other things will lose their effect on our lives.
I advise that we take our eyes off the television, the internet and strengthen ourselves in the Word of God.
But, since we belong to the day, let us be sober, and put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation 1 Thessalonians 5:8.
Obedience opens up the riches of the experience with Christ.
Prayer motivates and nourishes obedience, placing the heart in the appropriate mentality to desire obedience.
The Holy Spirit teaches, inspires and illuminates the word of God in us.
One can pray and not be a Christian, but one cannot be a Christian and not pray.
Romans 8:15 tells us that the spiritual adoption that makes us children of God leads us to cry out in verbal expressions: "Abba Father"
Prayer is for the Christian what breathing is for life.
Prayer is the secret of holiness - if holiness has any secrets at all.
The neglect of prayer is one of the main causes of stagnation in the Christian life.
In 1 Thessalonians 5:17 God commands us to PRAY WITHOUT CEASING.
This means that we must live in a continual state of communion with our Father.
Prayer is loyalty to God. Not praying is rejecting Christ and leaving heaven. "Prayer life is the only thing that counts for heaven" (E.M. BOUNDS)