keep at it

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keep at it

1 Thessalonians 4:1-2 (JDV)

1 Thessalonians 4:1 Beyond this then, brothers and sisters, we ask and encourage you in the Lord Jesus, because as you have accepted instruction from us on how you should live and please God – as you are doing – do this even more
1 Thessalonians 4:2 because you know what commands we gave you through the Lord Jesus.

keep at it

Having established that the Thessalonians are living by faith, care for each other, and hope (confident expectation of the Lord’s return), Paul assures them that they are living to please God, so they should keep it up. His marching orders for them are “keep at it.”

Christian, do you wonder if you measure up to God’s standard? Just keep doing what you know pleases Him each day. Do not allow fear or guilt to paralyze you. God has invested his Holy Spirit in you. He will accomplish what he wants in your life. Keep yielding to Him, and when he appears, he will be pleased.

Lord, we ask for your Holy Spirit to exhibit his fruit of perseverance in our lives. Help us to keep at it.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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