While the first part of this letter recounts all that had happened so far, the rest focuses on instructions for the believers, especially as they waited in hope for Christ’s glorious return. Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy urged the church to walk in holiness, love, and peace, fueled by a desire to please God alone.
• Knowing that Christ will return one day, how do you think you ought to live? What did you learn today and how will you apply it in your life?
• How can you walk in God’s holiness, love, and peace? Which of the three do you need God’s grace and strength for the most? Why?
• How can your life be a reflection of Christ? What’s one thing you can do starting this week so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one (1 Thessalonians 4:12)?