We have the “assurance” of salvation when we “trust” Jesus with our lives, that’s it. Once we trust Jesus, He, our great Heavenly Physician, will perfectly heal and restore us, thus our assurance is in Jesus, not in ourselves or our future. Salvation is Now!! 1John 5:11-13, 1 John 3:2, John 17:3
May the Body of Christ, Have a Blessed Week and Glorious Walk With GOD. Amen.
I Thessalonians 2:4
For we speak as messengers approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News. Our purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts.
And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.
As we seek to live our lives for Christ, we must be very certain that we are speaking and acting as men and women “approved by God.” Our motives must not be to please people “but God, who tests our hearts.” (I Thessalonians 2:4) In all our motives, actions, and attitudes we must be seeking to bring glory to the Lord. We must be also seeking to draw others to the Lord by our actions and words. Our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ should be evident to all those around us. We must not seek to win a popularity contest according to the world’s standards. Our passion should bring glory to the Lord and to reflect the Lord Jesus in all areas of our lives. Our love relationship with the Lord should be so obvious in our lives that others will also be drawn to our Savior and Lord.
If we desire to live lives “approved by God” we must make certain that our lives are not motivated by greed or selfishness. We must demonstrate gentleness, kindness, and compassion towards others. We must be gentle and loving towards others and “like a mother caring for her little children.” (I Thessalonians 2:7b) We must be willing to share our very lives with others, and we must strive to demonstrate a servant attitude towards others.
By the example and words of our lives we must be “encouraging, comforting and urging” others “to live lives worthy of God.” I Thessalonians 2:12a.
By our examples and words we must be drawing others to JESUS CHRIST Our Savior and towards spiritual maturity. Amen
Finally, if we are going to live our lives “approved and pleasing by God” our lives must be governed by a desire for purity and holiness. Our lives must be “holy, righteous, and blameless,” and our lives must be based on the truth of the Word of God. (I Thessalonians 2:10) We must be striving to eradicate sin and behavior. We can and must do this through the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
We must be passionately seeking to make our lives “living sacrifices” for the Lord. (Romans 12:1)
We must be living our lives in such a way that others will be attracted to Christ’s kingdom and will grow in spiritual maturity. “Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.” (Romans12:11) Amen.
We were chosen by the Lord to live for His glory. Hallelujah Amen….