Living to please God

3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification:[1] that you abstain from sexual immorality; 4 that each one of you know how to control his own body[2] in holiness and honor, 5 not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; 6 that no one transgress and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you. 7 For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness. 8 Therefore whoever disregards this, disregards not man but God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Thessalonians 4:3 Or your holiness
  2. 1 Thessalonians 4:4 Or how to take a wife for himself; Greek how to possess his own vessel

 

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