Today is Monday, December 21st, 2020; Karen's Korner #4366

Installment #2 of 2 from I Thessalonians 5:11 - 23 from a 'Checklist for Encouragers':

Resist revenge - verse 15 - Instead of planning to get even with those who mistreat you, do good to them

Be joyful - verse 16 - Remember that even in the midst of turmoil, God is in control

Pray continuously - verse 17 - God is always with you -- talk to Him

Be thankful - verse 18 - Make a list of all the gifts God has given you, giving thanks to God for each one

Do not smother the Holy Spirit - verse 19 - Cooperate with the Spirit the next time he prompts you to participate in a Christian meeting

Do not scoff at those who prophesy - verse 20 - Receive God's word from those who speak for him

Keep away from evil - verse 22 - Avoid situations where you will be drawn into temptation

Count on God's constant help - verse 23 - Realize that the Christian life is to be lived not in our own strength, but through God's power