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Entrusted With The Gospel (Pt. III) (4 of 13)
Series: Living While Looking Up
Ernest L. Easley
1 Thessalonians 2:7-12
We're thinking these days from the book of 1st Thessalonians about LIVING WHILE LOOKING UP! Every day every where LIVING WHILE LOOKING UP and here's why that's important:
Jesus said in Matthew 12.36-37, "But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned." You are moving toward a day of judgment and there is NOTHING you can do to stop it or avoid it. And when that day arrives you're going to give account of "every idle word" every careless word every hurtful word every false word.
And LIVING in light of His return will help you guard what comes out of your mouth knowing that Jesus is coming again and when He does we will give account of our words.
I'll give you another reason why to be LIVING WHILE LOOKING UP: Numbers 32.23, "… and be sure your will find you out." You may believe that you've gotten by with your sin … that nobody ever found out about it and you're in the clear: NOT SO! It will be revealed in heaven! Jesus said in Luke 12.2-3, "For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have spoken in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have spoken in the ear in inner rooms will be proclaimed on the housetops."
No wonder God wants us LIVING WHILE LOOKING UP! It will help keep us pure! It will help keep us obedient! It will help keep us prepared! And that's why God gave us the book of 1st Thessalonians: to help prepare us and keep us prepared for the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.
So take God's Word and join me in God's preparation book the book of 1st Thessalonians. When you come to chapter 2 Paul makes an incredible statement in verse 4, "But we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gosp ...
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