Unblameable At The Second Coming by Jesse Hendley

UNBLAMEABLE AT THE SECOND COMING
Jesse M. Hendley
I Thessalonians 3:11-13

If you have your Bibles, friends, turn with me to I
Thessalonians 3, verses 11 through 13. Our subject is
"Unblameable in holiness before God at the coming of
Jesus." It is a wonderful statement and may God make
it a blessing unto our hearts today. How can sinners
stand unblameable in the eyes of God when Jesus comes
again?

THE GOD DIRECTED LIFE

Now let's look at verse 11. First of all we have the
God directed life. Did you know, my friends, that
there are people who have had God to direct their
lives? We have this in verse 11. "Now God Himself and
our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way
unto you." Paul wanted to strengthen that which was
lacking in their faith. Let me remind you that they
were deficient in faith. That word lack means to be
deficient, shortcoming to have need. It means to be
late, lacking in their faith, and Paul wanted to
perfect that. The word for perfect means to make fit,
complete. It is used of the disciples mending the nets
when the fishing nets were broken on the Lake of
Galilee.

The faith of these Thessalonians needed to be
repaired. It needed to be mended. Their faith needed
to be strengthened. So Paul said that he prayed that
God might send him over there. The only way he can go
is in the will of God. Paul wanted to see them. That
was his personal desire, but he would not go on his
own. He did not direct his own path. Paul’s was the
God directed life. So he says, "Now God Himself and
our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way
unto you." In other words, "May God and the Lord Jesus
direct my path unto you." Paul wanted his life to be
a Christ directed life.

Now this can be ours too. Notice here, there are two
that direct our lives. They work in perfect harmony
and all through this epistle, Paul puts God our Father
together with the Lord Jesus Christ We had t ...


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