Hey everyone, today's verse of the week comes from Paul's first letter to the Thessalonians. This passage speaks to the christians in Thessolonica regarding their spiritual walk.
"Finally then, brethren, we urge and exhort in the Lord Jesus that you should abound more and more, just as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God." -I Thessalonians 4:1 (NKJV)
This verse stuck out to me mainly because of the phraseology used: "...to please God." These specific words emphasized in my mind the fact that we out to have the heart's desire to love God and please him, rather than follow a set of the rules primarily for the rewards and lack of punishment. Our heart's desire ought to be to please God in our deeds, rather than just conforming to a set of rules out self service/preservation. This verse should cause all of us to really desire to please God.