Theme: THE IMPORTANCE OF THE WORD OF GOD
Text: “Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more. For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.” – 1 Thessalonians 4:1, 2.
Comment: The word abound means “to overflow, be plentiful; be rich, …”. Of course St. Paul was exhorting the Christians at Thessalonica to abound in the work of God which means that they should, by action and words, be engaged in promoting and projecting the truth about God Kingdom of perfect peace and happiness and that as Noah and his family were saved in the ark, so all people of goodwill who flee into God’s Organisation and continue in righteousness will be saved from the catastrophe which God will soon visit on the nations of the world. (Isaiah 2:2-5; Matthew 24:15, 16) In Revelation 14:6, 7 Apostle John wrote: “And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.” The words of the angel contain the charge, or duty entrusted to Christians, particularly in this age. We should give ourselves to imparting the accurate knowledge of God to those “who sigh and cry” over the abominations going on in the earth so that they may identify themselves with the truth and walk according to it.