SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK
April 11, 2021 to April 17, 2021
1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 CJB
(1) Therefore, brothers, just as you learned from us how you had to live in order to please God, and just as you are living this way now, we ask you — indeed, united with the Lord Yeshua, we urge you — to keep doing so more and more. (2) For you know what instructions we gave you on the authority of the Lord Yeshua. (3) What God wants is that you be holy, that you keep away from sexual immorality, (4) that each of you know how to manage his sexual impulses in a holy and honorable manner, (5) without giving in to lustful desires, like the pagans who don't know God. (6) No one should wrong his brother in this matter or take advantage of him, because the Lord punishes all who do such things — as we have explained to you before at length. (7) For God did not call us to live an unclean life but a holy one. (8) Therefore, whoever rejects this teaching is rejecting not a man but God, indeed, the One who gives you the Ruach HaKodesh, which is his. (9) Concerning love for the brothers we do not need to write you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other; (10) and you do love all the brothers throughout Macedonia. But we urge you, brothers, to do it even more. (11) Also, make it your ambition to live quietly, to mind your own business and to earn your living by your own efforts — just as we told you. (12) Then your daily life will gain the respect of outsiders, and you will not be dependent on anyone.