read it to everyone

read it to everyone

1 Thessalonians 5:23-28 (JDV)

1 Thessalonians 5:23 Now may the God of peace himself consecrate you completely. And may your whole breath, throat, and body be preserved sound and blameless at the appearance of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 5:24 He who invites you is faithful; he will do it.
1 Thessalonians 5:25 Brothers and sisters, pray for us also.
1 Thessalonians 5:26 Greet all the brothers and sisters with a sacred kiss.
1 Thessalonians 5:27 I charge you by the Lord that this letter is read to all the brothers and sisters.
1 Thessalonians 5:28 The favor of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

read it to everyone

One of the hallmarks of the Reformation was the belief that the Scriptures belong to everyone, so no one should keep their message to himself. Paul understood the importance of his letters and wanted to ensure that their words were heard and understood by the entire congregation, not just a few elite members of the clergy.

There are segments of the population of this planet who do not have access to the Bible, written in their language. Even where the Scriptures are available, there are still many obstacles keeping people from hearing their message and responding to it. If we believe the Bible’s message, we should be seeking ways to get it to those who need it but don’t yet have it.

Lord, show us ways to get your word to those who haven’t heard.
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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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