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1 Thessalonians 4:1-12

The Thessalonians acted on their beliefs, even though they didn’t know as much as Paul would have liked them to know. He told them that they had been taught by God to love one another, and he encouraged them to not only continue in their love, but to increase it, loving each other more and more. The holy love they lived out was part of their journey to sanctification.


We can never love too much on our journey to being sanctified in Christ. Paul defined the process of becoming set apart and made holy as being continual; we never stop becoming the name He gave us when we first believed this side of heaven.

We can never be too loving, too pure, too kind, too compassionate, too forgiving, or too holy. The will of God for believers is for us to work hard, live without creating drama, and love each other more and more. Our reputations verify and validate our testimony.


Loving God fully shows itself in loving others authentically. When we love and live in Jesus, we will do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly more and more (Micah 6:8).