"The God of peace..."
Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:23
The apostle Paul added a profound benediction as he drew to a close his epistle written to the Thessalonians. The benediction reflected many deep and precious truths.
“Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely;
and may your whole spirit, soul and body be preserved
blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.”
1 Thessalonians 5:23-24
1. “Now may the God of peace Himself”
a) This is a reference to God the Father.
b) He is called the “God of peace” in this text.
2. “Sanctify you completely”
3. An explanation
The human being is essentially made up of two parts. There is the body and there is the spirit. This is quite clear when we read the Genesis account of the creation of man (Genesis 2).