Thank you! – 60

November 11, 2021

Thank you! – 60

In less than a month, I have finished reading and commenting on Paul’s First Letter to the Thessalonians.  I have now finished the New Testament four canonical gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, plus the Acts of the Apostles, and Paul’s letters to the Romans, as well 1 Corinthians and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and 1 Thessalonians.  Every time I finish commenting on a book of the Bible, I send a thank you blog.  I usually post five blogs a day covering a verse of the biblical books.  So far, I have posted over 14,360 blogs about the individual paragraphs of all the 46 books of the Old Testament, plus the individual verses of the first thirteen books of the New Testament.  It has taken me eight years to get this done, since I first began in 2013.

253 people follow this blog every day.  Many people have visited this site, with the recent month of October, 2021 that had 1,007 people visit this site.  There have been over 80,522 hits on this blog since its inception.  I just want to thank all of you.  Word Press sent me a compilation that showed that about 52,200 people from 174 other countries have visited this web site since its inception.

I realize that over 14,504 people have left comments this year, but I have not responded to them.  Some of you might want to moderate my comments, which is fine with me.  If you want to contact me directly, my email is

Some of you sent me more than ten emails about how you liked this website during the last month, especially

Yeshua The Son of God who has sent me over 100 emails. 

Others who have sent more than 10 emails include:


Yuval Bloomberg

Gods Abundant Life

Deep Believer

Yuval Bloomberg

I also want to thank the others who sent emails:





Pure Glory

Michael A. King

Adam W. Rounds


Thank you to everyone. 

Peace – love – joy

Eugene Finnegan

Conclusion (chapter 5)

Paul wanted the God of peace to sanctify them, body and soul.  They should remain spotless and blameless until the coming of Jesus Christ, who was the faithful one that called them.  Then Paul asked them to pray for him.  They were to greet all the Christian brothers with a holy kiss.  They were to solemnly swear to read this letter to everyone.  Finally, he asked that the grace of our Lord be with them.  Is the grace of God with you?

Final exhortations (chapter 5)

Paul told the Thessalonians to rejoice always.  They were to pray without ceasing and give thanks in all circumstances.  This was the will of God.  They were not to quench the Spirit.  They were not to despise the words of prophets.  They were to test everything.  They were to hold fast to what was good.  They were to abstain from every form of evil.  Do you follow the will of God?

Respect the people in charge (chapter 5)

Paul said that they should respect the people in charge, so that the leaders can admonish them.  These leaders should be esteemed very highly because of their work.  They should be at peace among themselves.  However, they should admonish the idlers.  At the same time, they should encourage the faint-hearted.  They had to help the weak but be patient with everyone.  They were not to repay evil for evil.  They should always seek to do good for their Christian brothers as well as all people.  Do you respect your Christian leaders?

Ready for the judgment day (chapter 5)

Paul said that they needed to put on the breastplate of faith and love and the helmet of salvation.  God has destined them for salvation through Jesus Christ, not wrath.  Jesus had died for them, whether the living or the death, so that they might live with Christ.  In the meantime, they were to encourage one another and build each other up as they had been doing.  Are you ready for judgment day?

The day of the Lord is like a thief in the night (chapter 5)

Paul said that nothing would be written about the times or the seasons concerning the second coming of Jesus.  They knew that the Day of the Lord would come like a thief in the night.  There would be no escape.  People would talk about peace and security, but then there would be a sudden destruction.  They would be like pregnant women in labor pains, but no childbirth.  They should not be in darkness and surprised like a thief in the night.  The Day of the Lord was coming.  Are you expecting the end of the world soon?

The return of Jesus (chapter 4)

Paul did not want them to be uniformed about those who had died.  They did not have to grieve like those people who have no hope.  They believed that Jesus died and rose again, so that God will raise up those who have died.  At the coming of the Lord, the people alive will not precede those who have died.  The Lord will descend from heaven with a command cry, with an archangel’s call, and the sound of God’s trumpet.  The dead will rise with Christ first.  The living will then meet the Lord in the air clouds.  Then all of us will be with the Lord forever.  Until then, let us encourage one another with these words.  Do you believe that the dead will rise with Jesus Christ?

An appeal for love (chapter 4)

Paul said that there was no reason to write to them about loving one another.  They had already been taught by God and themselves.  In fact, they loved all the brothers in Macedonia.  However, Paul wanted them to still do more.  He wanted them to mind their own affairs, live quietly, and work with their hands, as he had told them.  They were not to be dependent on anyone.  At the same time, they were to behave properly.  Do you behave properly?

An appeal for purity (chapter 4)

Paul said that they ought to live to please God.  He knew that they were already doing this, but he still wanted them to increase how they pleased God.  They already knew the instructions from Jesus Christ.  Their sanctification was the will of God.  They had to abstain from fornication.  They had to control their own bodies.  Thus, they should live in holiness and honor, not with lusty passions like the gentiles who do not know God.  No one should exploit his brother, because the Lord is an avenger.  Paul had told them this, even though they already knew it.  They were not called to impurity but to holiness.  If they rejected this, they were not merely rejecting human authority, but actually rejecting God himself.  Do you live to please God?