Holy in Every Way
Today let’s Dig In! Read this section of Scripture, and then use the questions to talk about what God has to say in his Word.
Brothers and sisters, we ask you to show your appreciation for those leaders who work among you and instruct you. We ask you to love them and think very highly of them because of the work they are doing. Live in peace with each other.
We encourage you, brothers and sisters, to instruct those who are not living right, cheer up those who are discouraged, help the weak, and be patient with everyone. Make sure that no one ever pays back one wrong with another wrong. Instead, always try to do what is good for each other and everyone else.
Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Whatever happens, give thanks, because it is God’s will in Christ Jesus that you do this.
Don’t put out the Spirit’s fire. Don’t despise what God has revealed. Instead, test everything. Hold on to what is good. Keep away from every kind of evil.
May the God who gives peace make you holy in every way. May he keep your whole being—spirit, soul, and body—blameless when our Lord Jesus Christ comes. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do this. (1 Thessalonians 5:12-24)
Chomp on this!
What does God teach you in this passage?
What makes you say, “Thank you, Jesus”?
What makes you say, “I’m sorry, Jesus”?
Based on this reading, what would you like to ask God for?