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. For this is the will of GOD, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not GOD: That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified. For GOD hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. (1Th 4:1-7)
We are to love one another, as members of His body, not as the world loves, in the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, but in charity as members one of another in the family of GOD, holy and walking in Him, led by His Spirit and washed by the water of His Word. We are cleansed by our repentance and faith in His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary, buried with Christ and raised with Him to walk in newness of life. We are to now reckon ourselves dead, dead to sin and its destruction, dead to this world and its ways, and dead to self and the flesh.
The life we now life by the faith of the Son of GOD who loved us and gave Himself for us, we live as a life of service to our Lord. Not to earn or keep that which He has already paid for, but because of our love and gratitude for who He is, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son and our Lord and Saviour, but also what He has done and is doing in our lives. Because of His example, and at His direction, we serve others around us who are hurting and in need that they may see Jesus in us, the hope of Glory. Because He is the Head of the Body and our Master, we love one another as He loved us, and disciple one another in the Word, conformed to the image of His dear Son. Because of His sacrifice for us, we go with the Gospel of Jesus Christ to this lost and dying world, and as we go, we share Him and the Good News of reconciliation and forgiveness that all may hear and believe and have life in His Name.
For GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. GOD calls you to trust Him and what He has already done for you to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with GOD, forgiveness from GOD, and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.