We Are to Live Holy
1 Thessalonians 4:3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality;
1 Thessalonians 4:4 that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor,
1 Thessalonians 4:5 not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God;
1 Thessalonians 4:6 that no one should take advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also forewarned you and testified.
1 Thessalonians 4:7 For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness.
1 Thessalonians 4:8 Therefore he who rejects this does not reject man, but God, who has also given us His Holy Spirit.
What a strong command! We are to live holy! God sent His Son, Jesus, to die on the cross for our sins. He paid the price for our sinful nature. What wonderful grace was shown to us!
Now those who accept this precious gift have received the Holy Spirit Who enables us to live holy. Oh, that we never take the gift of the Holy Spirit for granted!