14 Brothers and sisters, we urge you to warn those who are lazy. Encourage those who are timid. Take tender care of those who are weak. Be patient with everyone.
15 See that no one pays back evil for evil, but always try to do good to each other and to all people.
16 Always be joyful. 17 Never stop praying. 18 Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
19 Do not stifle the Holy Spirit. 20 Do not scoff at prophecies, 21 but test everything that is said. Hold on to what is good. 22 Stay away from every kind of evil. ~ 1Thessalonians 5:14-22
There is so much here that he says, so much meat and importance to the body of Christ. These verses show how much we need one another in our lives, in our church, in our walk with the Lord. Encourage one another to keep the JOY, to keep on praying, to remain thankful for what we have. To encourage one another to be strong, not to get lazy in the faith……
That’s a good word there, not to get lazy. I do not think that he is speaking of be lazy and laying around but he is speaking of those who get lazy in the faith. How does that look? It looks like lukewarm, not cold and surely not hot… just getting by in your walk with Jesus. A place where our words are much stronger than our actions. Who we are is who we are in secret, in private. Encourage your brothers and sisters not to get lazy!!!
Always allow the Holy Spirit to be the holy Spirit…. don’t you dare say “that’s not the holy spirit” do not put him in a box, your thoughts are not His thoughts, your ways are not His ways! A lastly stay away from EVERY KIND OF EVIL…. just chew on that one for a day or two…. what does that mean in your life?
Now go out and have an EPIC day today