] not in a carnal, but in a spiritual way, with joy in the holy ghost;
1 thess 5 16.
1 thessalonians 5:16 rejoice always (nasb:
Our text gives us three impossible commands (1 thess.
19do not quench the spirit;
And in both respects the believer has abundant reason for constant joy.
To rejoice, to pray, to give thanks, are easy when circumstances favour, as a taper burns steadily in a windless night;
Not in themselves, as the wicked man rejoices in his wickedness, and the hypocrite and formalist in his profession of religion, and the reputation.
That is, we need to understand what proceeds and what follows the words rejoice always to fully understand paul’s message to the thessalonians and to us.
( c) for this is god’s will for you in christ jesus.
21but examine everything carefully;hold fast to that which is good;.
14 now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
Be happy in your faith at all times.
(ii) it is a praying church.
The peculiarity and the stringency of these three precepts is the unbroken continuity which they require.
Rejoice always and delight in your faith;
We can gain a better understanding of what exactly it means to rejoice always when we read the command in context.
[⇑ see verse text ⇑] according to this verse, christians should be joyful at all times.
1 thessalonians 5 new international version (niv) the day of the lord 5 now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, 2 for you know very well that the day of the lord will come like a thief in the night.
For this is god’s will for you in christ jesus.” if paul had only said, “rejoice a lot, pray often, and try to be thankful,” i.