I Thes. 4:1-12
Up to this point in Paul’s letter, he had reviewed his previous relationship with the Thessalonians. He exhorted them to remain faithful in their walk with God.
Since Paul was in Corinth when he wrote this letter, he was constantly reminded of the grossly immoral behavior of the non-Christians of that day. He warned the Thessalonians that it was God’s will that after becoming Christians, they would turn from those sins and keep their bodies under control and avoid the sexual immorality that had been a part of so many of their lives.
Paul further admonished the church to continue to increase in their love for one another and to, “Aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you, that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing.”