and give thanks to God
no matter what circumstances you find yourself in.
(This is God’s will for all of you in Jesus the Anointed.)
Don’t suppress the Spirit.
Don’t downplay prophecies.
Take a close look at everything,
then cling to what is good.
(1 Thessalonians 5:16-21)
Thanks be to You, O Lord.
Even before these enemies menaced us,
Your hand protected us;
In Your grace You gave us salvation.