Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it. Brothers, pray for us. Greet all the brothers with a holy kiss. I put you under oath before the Lord to have this letter read to all the brothers. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. —1 Thessalonians 5:23-28
So let’s look at this in our text. Notice three things: the commandments, the prayer, and the promise.
1. The Commandments
Paul has just finished giving a string of commandments in verses 14–22 which comes to an end in verse 22, “Abstain from every form of evil.” So we know that God uses commandments and incentives in the way he sanctifies us. He does…
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