• Walking Properly before Outsiders

    1 Thessalonians 4:11–12

    If we are able to work, we must seek to work. And we must seek to live quietly, not putting ourselves in situations where we do not belong. These things commend the Christian life to others, and God uses them ...Read More

  • Hall of Fame

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  • Showing Brotherly Love

    1 Thessalonians 4:9–10

    The Thessalonians did not need more teaching on the need to show brotherly love or on what such love looks like. Paul simply urged them to show love more and more (1 Thess. 4:10). Even when we know the truth ...Read More

  • Disregarding God

    1 Thessalonians 4:8

    God will not refuse anyone who trusts in Christ alone for salvation, turning from sin and bowing to Him as Lord. He will forgive us of any sin, even sexual sin, when we rest in Him alone. Evidence that we ...Read More

  • Called in Holiness

    1 Thessalonians 4:6–7

    Sexual sins are sins against the Lord, but they are also sins against other people. Our pursuit of sexual purity is a tangible way we can love our neighbors as ourselves, for sexual immorality hurts people besides ourselves and it ...Read More

  • Sanctified Minds and Bodies

    1 Thessalonians 4:3–5

    The pressure is on Christians to bow the knee to the culture on sexual matters and to embrace and approve of what God has forbidden. We cannot and must not give in, for our Creator has told us what is ...Read More

  • Pleasing God More and More

    1 Thessalonians 4:1–2

    The early church father John Chrysostom comments, “There is only one calamity for a Christian, this being disobedience to God.” It is a calamity in the sense of incurring God’s fatherly displeasure, for those who follow Christ ultimately want nothing ...Read More

  • Nameless Prophets

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  • Love That Perseveres

    1 Corinthians 13:7–8a

    Some of us reading this daily study may be enduring great suffering and may wonder how we can go on loving God through it. Others will remember times of tragedy when they wondered the same. The answer is that the ...Read More

  • Love, Evil, and Truth

    1 Corinthians 13:5–6

    Because love does not rejoice in wrongdoing, it does not find joy in the evil deeds committed by us or by others. We must be careful here, for we can think that we are not rejoicing in wrongdoing simply because ...Read More