Bible: 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8

A Life Pleasing to God

4:1 Finally then, brothers and sisters, 1  we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received instruction from us about how 2  you must live and please God (as you are in fact living) 3  that you do so more and more. 4:2 For you know what commands we gave you through the Lord Jesus. 4:3 For this is God’s will: that you become holy, 4  that you keep away from sexual immorality, 4:4 that each of you know how to possess his own body 5  in holiness and honor, 4:5 not in lustful passion like the Gentiles who do not know God. 4:6 In this matter no one should violate the rights of his brother or take advantage of him, 6  because the Lord is the avenger in all these cases, 7  as we also told you earlier and warned you solemnly. 4:7 For God did not call us to impurity but in holiness. 4:8 Consequently the one who rejects this is not rejecting human authority 8  but God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you.

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