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PASTORS PERSPECTIVE

You Should Abound More and More

1 Thessalonians 4:1-2

Finally, then, brethren, we urge and exhort in the Lord Jesus that you should abound more and more just as you received from us how you ought to walk and please God; For you know what commandments we gave you through the Lord Jesus.

Paul finalizes his Thessalonian letter by urging his readers to continue walking worthy day by day. In light of God’s holiness and the finished work on the cross we must persevere to the end, and grow strong in Him everyday, this is the heart of a loving shepherd as we see Paul’s words.

Here he writes “Exhort in the Lord Jesus to abound more & more” that is to say that spiritual growth never ceases, the emphasis to this strong young church is to “do better” even though your walk is good and mature this applies to all believers because no matter how far in maturity a Christian has come he can abound more and more through a Savior who’s resources are endless!

No matter where I am at today with God especially If I don’t have a relationship with Him, I can start right now, I can call upon His name and ask Him to forgive all my sin’s and to come live in my heart to be my personal Lord and Savior. Maybe I have a relationship with Him already and this serves as a reminder that God’s love for me is deep, powerful, and mighty and that I should simply abound more & more for His purpose & glory, whatever the case may be.

My encouragement to you is to please Him by purposing to walk better today than you did yesterday because Jesus loves you!

Lord bless you

Pastor Jack Jimenez

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