Still glorious…Florida sunrise hiding from me! July 14, 2020

by Tammy Phillips
July 14, 2020

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. – 1 Thessalonians 4:1 KJV

Exhort means to encouraged greatly; to comfort, beg, beseech, entreat, call to one’s side.  We received many exhortations in the New Testament. Here are few paraphrased:

I exhort you to be of good cheer.  (Acts 27:22)

I exhort you by the Lord Jesus, to walk and to please God,
So, you may abound more and more.  (1 Thessalonians 4:1)

I exhort you to warn them that are unruly.
I exhort you to comfort the feebleminded.
I exhort you to support the weak.
I exhort you to be patient toward all men. (1 Thessalonians 5:14)

I exhort to be sober minded. Exercise self-control and curb your passions. (Titus 2:6)

I exhort you to abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.  (1 Peter 2:11)

I exhort you that first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men, for kings, presidents, congressmen, governors, mayors, and all who are in authority. (1 Timothy 2:1)

I exhort you to earnestly contend for the faith which was one time delivered unto us the saints (Jude 1:3). The Gospel of Christ was delivered one time for all, no changes and no additions.  There will never be an addition of the Gospel of Tammy nor 1 Stephanie 2:3 that exhorts all to “sparkle” on!

Exhort, reprove, rebuke, with all longsuffering and doctrine.  Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season.  Stand when there is opportunity and when there is not.  (2 Timothy 4:2)

Exhort one another daily. (Hebrews 3:13)

I encourage you to take the advice of the word of God.  I exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that you follow his example about how you ought to walk and please God, just like you are actually doing, and that you excel even more and more.  Pursue a life of purpose and live in a way that expresses gratitude to God for your salvation.


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