Wednesday, March 23, 2011

April 8, 2011 (Lev. 11 - 12; Ps. 13 - 14; Prov. 26; 1 Thess. 5)

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.” (1 Thess. 5:28)
This is how Paul ends most of his letters. I find it very encouraging. It is not just some formal benediction that Paul thought he needed to tack on to the end of all his letters just to have a good ending. It is rather a prayer that God would continue to meet the believers with grace to face the challenges of the days ahead. Paul knew that he could not cover everything there was to cover about the Christian life in 5 chapters! He knew that these Thessalonians, and we, would face challenges and be put in situations in which no direct Bible verse speaks to. What are we to do in these situations? We are to rely on the grace that God supplies to discern, according to biblical principals, what is the most God-honoring action in each specific situation.
God is the one who has created us and redeemed us and He is the one who will sustain us, by His grace, in all the unknowns of today and all the rest of our “todays” for as long as we shall live.

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