What Does 1 Thessalonians 5:24 Mean?

Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.

1 Thessalonians 5:24(NASB)

Verse Thoughts

Down through the generations God has proved Himself faithful and down through those same ages God has been working towards His perfect plan and purpose for humanity, which is that Christ is all and in all. And the work that He wants to do in the lives of each of His children is to transform us into the image and likeness of the lovely Lord Jesus Christ - spirit, soul and body.

God has set out in His Word how this is to be accomplished. He will not reform the old 'self' but transform the 'new-life' in Christ - from glory to glory, until we all reach unity in the faith and knowledge of His only begotten Son.. growing into a mature man, which measures up to the full and complete standard of Christ.

And so we are called upon to live as unto the Lord in the power of the Holy Spirit - to be at peace among ourselves, to warn those who are being irresponsible; to comfort the discouraged, help the weak and to be patient with everyone. We are not to repays evil for evil but always to pursue that which is good, for both believers and for unbelievers.

We are to rejoice always, to pray constantly and to give thanks in everything - knowing that this is God's will for each of His children. But this is the amazing thing... we are not to do this by our self and through our own strength - God Himself is going go carry out all the work that is needed to bring us into spiritual maturity Himself - we simply need to rest in His love and yield to the work of His Spirit in the inner man - for faithful is He Who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.

My Prayer

Thank You Father that You are the one that is going to bring me to spiritual maturity - not in my own strength, but as I yield to the chastening and refining work Your Holy Spirit within my heart. Have Your way in my life I pray, until I reach a spiritual maturity that measures up to the full and complete standard of Christ - Christ in me the hope of glory - praise Your holy name, AMEN.

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