1 Thessalonians 4-5; 2 Thessalonians 1
Observation: As much as we talk about God’s will, we have two simple statements in these chapters that define it for us. There isn’t much of a point of talking about seeking God’s will in areas of life if we aren’t seeking to obey what He has already revealed.
Question: If we believe in heaven, does that mean we shouldn’t be sad when fellow believers go to heaven? Paul helps us to see that dead believers are alive and well in the presence of God. Yet, he doesn’t tell us to not grieve, he says we should be able to grieve with hope.
Application: I want to live so that my faith is seen in all of my actions and my love for others is constantly increasing.
Prayer: God of peace, finish the work You have started in me by sanctifying me completely.