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The Apostle Paul nails it. He understands God’s goal.

God wants us to live a pure life. No doubt about it. Jesus makes it clear it isn’t about plodding along like some religious zombie. Nope.

It’s about living a spirited dance with God our Father.

It’s about pleasing God.

When you love someone you want to please them. It’s not about “they said so”. It’s about a living relationship. God wants that. That brings purity in His eyes. That is God’s goal for us. Purity!!

One final word, friends. We ask you—urge is more like it—that you keep on doing what we told you to do to please God, not in a dogged religious plod, but in a living, spirited dance. You know the guidelines we laid out for you from the Master Jesus. God wants you to live a pure life.

via 1 Thessalonians 4:3 – Youre God Taught One final word friends – Bible Gateway.