God's Truth for Trying Times - 7/6/21


God’s Truth for Trying Times - 7/6/21


We need God’s truth in trying times. Read the Scripture passage, think about what it is saying, then pray; by yourself or with your household. Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly (Col. 3:16).


READ: 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24

Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it. [1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 ESV] 


CONSIDER: God calls us into fellowship with himself, by choosing and determining to save us, and then by drawing us to himself in an effectual call. We are saved only because God decided to do it. He is going to sanctify us completely. This is our hope in Christ based on the promise of God.


THINK: What does this declare about God? What are God’s people being called to do? What assurance is given? How does the Word of God transform our hearts and lives and relationships?