Studying Jesus’ Restoring Power | 04
Read or listen to 1 Thessalonians 4:1–8.
Additionally then, brothers and sisters, we ask and encourage you in the Lord Jesus, that as you have received instruction from us on how you should live and please God—as you are doing—do this even more. For you know what commands we gave you through the Lord Jesus.
For this is God’s will, your sanctification: that you keep away from sexual immorality, that each of you knows how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not with lustful passions, like the Gentiles, who don’t know God. This means one must not transgress against and take advantage of a brother or sister in this manner, because the Lord is an avenger of all these offenses, as we also previously told and warned you. For God has not called us to impurity but to live in holiness. Consequently, anyone who rejects this does not reject man, but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit.
The written Scripture is CSB, however, the audio Scripture is ESV.
How is our sexuality tied to our sanctification? What would it look like for us to control our own bodies with holiness and honor?
God reveals himself to us for a purpose. Not only do we glorify him as we seek Jesus, but we also seek to have his love perfected in us. Ask that your love will keep growing in knowledge and every kind of discernment, so that you may approve the things that are superior and may be pure and blameless in the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus. Philippians 1:9-11