Daily Scripture & Questions
I Thessalonians 4-5 Write a title for the following paragraphs: 4:1-8, 9-12, 13-18; 5:1-11. How do these words encourage and build us up (see 4:18, 5:11)? Chapter 5 verses 12-28 is a series of short, powerful instructions. What are the two most applicable ones that the Spirit is wanting you to welcome into your life today?
Family Devotions—Scripture & Questions
Read I Thessalonians 5:19-22. As we try to be open to the Spirit of God speaking to us in words He directs (though not with the authority of the Bible itself), what two extremes must we guard against? Why would some despise a special word from the Spirit through another person (a prophecy)? Why would some be tempted to receive all such words without testing them against God’s authoritative revelation in the Bible? Do you think “open but cautious” captures the heart of what the apostle is teaching us?
Biblical Prayer Focus
Psalm 101:1-2 “I will sing of steadfast love and justice; to you, O LORD, I will make music. I will ponder the way that is blameless. Oh, when will you come to me? I will walk with integrity of heart within my house.”
Ask the Lord to fill your heart with songs that celebrate His love and justice. Seek His help in walking through the “dailies” of life with integrity.