Deliverance from wrath

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Believer’s are promised deliverance from God’s eternal wrath, with Jesus having paid the very high price for their sin.


Rejoice, pray, give thanks!

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Joy is appropriate at all times.  Praying without ceasing does not mean pray repetitiously or continuously without a break, but rather pray persistently and regularly.  Thanklessness is a trait of unbelievers.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.

All shall worship

Ps 22;27

Therefore God also has highly exalted Him

and given Him the name which is above every name,

that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,

of those in heaven, and of those on earth,

and of those under the earth,

and that every tongue should confess

that Jesus Christ is Lord,

to the glory of God the Father.

Philippians 2:9-11

All are accountable to God.

Romans 3;19

Those under the law are every unredeemed human being.  Jews received the written law through Moses (Romans 3:2), and Gentiles have the works of the law written on their hearts (Romans 2:15), so that both groups are accountable to God.  There is no defense against the guilty verdict God pronounces on the entire human race.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Romans 3:19.