Bible Study Links Page

Main Directory Index Page For Abner Vance's Homepage

The Holy Bible Online

Thought For Today 10-Mar-2004

Thought For Today

10-Mar-2004

I Thessalonians 1:1 FURTHERMORE then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have recieved of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.

My interpretation of this verse is:

I Thessalonians 1:1 We earnestly ask you, brothers, and strongly ask you, or warn you by the Lord Jesus, that you have heard from us as how you should act to please God, in order for you to become prosperous, or well supplied.

I Thessalonians 1:2 For ye know what commandments we gave ye by the Lord Jesus.

My interpretation of this verse is:

I Thessalonians 1:2 You know what the commandments are that we gave you According to the Lord Jesus.

I Thessalonians 1:3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:

My interpretation of this verse is:

I Thessalonians 1:3 This is what God wants, at the same moment of your sacred oath and from then on you should refraim from sex with anyone other than your spouse.

I Thessalonians 1:4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessell in sanctification and honour;

My interpretation of this verse is:

I Thessalonians 1:4 Every one of you should know how to control your body in the flesh after giving your sacred oath to uphold high moral standards, and excellence in behavior.

I Thessalonians 1:5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:

My interpretation of this verse is:

I Thessalonians 1:5 You should not lust after a desire for sexual intimacy such as the non-Jewish peoples of the world.

And now all 5 verses together says:

King James Version:

FURTHERMORE then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have recieved 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 ye 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 vessell in sanctification and honour; Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:

My interpretation :

We earnestly ask you, brothers, and strongly ask you, or warn you by the Lord Jesus, that you have heard from us as how you should act to please God, in order for you to become prosperous, or well supplied. You know what the commandments are that we gave you According to the Lord Jesus. This is what God wants, at the same moment of your sacred oath and from then on you should refraim from sex with anyone other than your spouse. Every one of you should know how to control your body in the flesh after giving your sacred oath to uphold high moral standards, and excellence in behavior. You should not lust after a desire for sexual intimacy such as the non-Jewish peoples of the world.

Often times the word fornication is used in a symbolical than in it's ordinary sense. It frequently means a forsaking of God, or a following after false idols. However in these verses it is used in the meaning of sexual intercourse between partners who are not married to each other.

Once you know the meaning of some of the words used in the Holy Bible {King Jmaes Version} the meaning of the scriptures become much clearer, and a lot easier to understand. To understand the Holy Bible you really do need a dictionary. If you do not have a dictionary here is a link to one on-line:

Dictionary On-line

Enjoy discovering the meaning of those scriptures that you did not quite understand.

Tim V.