Rev. Peter Greiner
Sun 15 Nov
How does one please God? How do we know what pleases God? To know what pleases God we need to know what God’s will is in particular situations.
Paul is not about to leave these brand new Thessalonian Christians bereft of any knowledge of God’s will or what pleases Him. He tells them quite clearly that he is speaking with the authority of Jesus. What Paul says is what Jesus would have said if he was speaking to the situation.
What then is God’s will? God’s will is that you be sanctified and become more like Jesus. This is what pleases God. By God’s grace are you becoming more like Jesus?
God’s will is that you abstain from sexual immorality. God’s will is that you increase in brotherly love for one another. God’s will is that you live a quiet life in order to witness for the Lord.
As we consider God’s will and what pleases Him. Are there areas you struggle with knowing God’s will and what is pleasing to Him? These verses are a good example of learning God’s will. To know God’s will then start learning God’s Word.
The next time some one asks you what God’s will is then you can respond by saying, “Let me check God’s Word for you on that and I will get back to you with a response.”