But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Wednesday, 08 January 2020 23:33

1 Thessalonians 4:4: "Possessing One's Vessel"

Written by BibleX
Gary Shogren has a good discussion on the meaning of 1 Thessalonians 4:4 here. I tend to think he is right having been persuaded by Jay Smith's Bulletin of Biblical Research article, "1 Thessalonians 4:4: Breaking the Impasse" (BBR 11 [200], 65-105). You can access Smith's article here.

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