1 THESSALONIANS 4:3-12
“For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God; that no one should take advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also forewarned you and testified. For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness. Therefore he who rejects this does not reject man, but God, who has also given us His Holy Spirit. But concerning brotherly love you have no need that I should write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another; and indeed you do so toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brethren, that you increase more and more; that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you, that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing.”
WHAT is the WILL OF GOD?
HOW we be sanctified?
1- That we should abstain from sexual immorality;
2- That each of us should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification
and honor and not in passion of lust
WHY we have to be sanctified?
BUT IN HOLINESS
Therefore he who rejects this (to be sanctified) does not reject man, BUT GOD,
WHO has also given us His Holy Spirit (to help us to be sanctified).
We are taught BY GOD to LOVE one another
BUT St. Paul is urging us that we increase more and more
1- To aspire to lead a quiet life,
2- To mind our own business,
3- To work with our own hands.