“Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again. God will make this happen, for he who calls you is faithful.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 New Living Translation
Paul, Silas & Timothy were faithful to bring the gospel message to the people of Thessalonica and followed up with this letter to help strengthen their faith and reassure them of Christ’s return. Since no one knows when his return will take place except the Father (1) believers should stay in a constant state of readiness. This is a wonderful way to end a letter, in that it wishes the recipient well from a spiritual perspective and calls out the faithfulness of God.
We serve a God who promotes peace on all levels and will bring it to pass in your life if you ask. Living a godly life can only be accomplished with the help of the Holy Spirit and that’s convenient because he happens to reside within us. For those who promote unrest, there is hope for them, but they must surrender to a power that is far greater than themselves. This is difficult for the unsaved mind. Faith in an unseen spiritual being is way too abstract to accept at face value. The step of faith that comes is often when a person has no other place to go.
Whatever it is that you request within the boundaries of his will for you will take place because the Lord is faithful. He will do that which he has said he would do. We can trust God, so place any trust you may have in God and allow him to fill you to overflowing with all the blessings that you have coming to you. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
Resource: The Life Application Study Bible.
(1) Matthew 24:36 New Living Translation “However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows.”