SHARE GOD'S WORD

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. 2 For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus. 3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; 4 that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, 5 not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; 6 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. 7 For God has not called us for impurity but in holiness. 8 Therefore whoever disregards this, disregards not man but God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you. 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8

Paul took great care to plant the gospel and build into those who were following Jesus. His care for disciples was not flippant; it was both urgent and sincere. The risk was high, and he did nothing less than pour out his life to do what God had sent him to accomplish. The focus was always God's desire for His people, not Paul's agenda. Notice how God uses Paul to transfer a call to holiness. It was Paul's obedience, but God's call.

Often as men, we confuse man's voice with God's call. Paul emphasized numerous times that what he shared was not the will or way of man. Obedience to communicate God's Word, not establish opinion, is the key. Humbly speaking the Word's of God in a relationship with someone else can be life-giving, as it was for the disciples in the Thessalonian church. Lead others to God by sharing His Word with them.

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