Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
INTRODUCTION: The Christian journey is that of pilgrimage to the kingdom of Heaven, It requires constant and continuous walking. It will be a nice thing to go on the journey with God. He will be the one to dictate the terms.You can never regret total obedience.
- Learn from the mistakes of others to avoid the scars after a fall. 2 Corinthians.10:5-12.
- Listen to the advice of elders who have walked the way before, because of their experience. –
Job 32:7 “I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.”.
iii. Stay away from slippery grounds because those who walked on slippery grounds will fall. Avoid unholy companies. –
Psalm. 1:1 “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.”,
Amos 3:3 “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?”,
Proverbs. 21:16 “The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.”.
- Do not look back.-
Philippians.3:13-14 “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,”.
- Avoid overconfidence. –
1 Corinthians. 10:12 “Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.”,
2Samuel. 11:1-2 “And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried still at Jerusalem.”.
CONCLUSION: A word is enough for the wise. His grace will be sufficient for you.
- Thank God for His sustaining grace in your walk with Him.
- Father, the grace to keep walking and not to be weary and not to fall, give to me
- Father, let me run the Christian race well and finish well.
May God Bless Nigeria, America And Israel And Take Care Of Us; May God Make His Face Shine Upon Us, And Be Gracious To Us; May The Lord Lift Up His Countenance Upon Us, And Give Us Peace, In Jesus Christ Name, We Pray! Amen!
May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!