1 THESSALONIANS 4:1-7
Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more. For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; that no one transgress and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you. For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness.
How do I please God? What is God’s will for my life? What has God called me to?
Many people are searching for answers to these questions. Fortunately, it is painfully to clear right here:
Pursue sanctification through sexual purity.
“God we know what your will is. If we are honest, we just don’t like it. Help us to embrace your view of sexuality with joyful obedience. Help us to honor our brothers and sisters in Christ by putting to death this sin of sexual immorality. It isn’t easy when everywhere we look, our culture is telling us the opposite message: ‘don’t restrain these desires, true freedom and happiness comes from unleashing your lustful passions and desires.’ But we are not of the world and you have put our old selves to death on the cross. Help us God. Meet us in our time of need and enable us to obey for your glory! Amen.”
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