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1 Tesalonicenses 4

La vida que agrada a Dios

1Por lo demás, hermanos, os pedimos encarecidamente en el nombre del Señor Jesús que sigáis progresando en el modo de vivir que agrada a Dios, tal como lo aprendisteis de nosotros. De hecho, ya lo estáis practicando. Vosotros sabéis cuáles son las instrucciones que os dimos de parte del Señor Jesús.

La voluntad de Dios es que seáis santificados; que os apartéis de la inmoralidad sexual; que cada uno aprenda a controlar su propio cuerpo[a] de una manera santa y honrosa, sin dejaros llevar por los malos deseos como hacen los paganos, que no conocen a Dios; y que nadie perjudique a su hermano ni se aproveche de él en este asunto. El Señor castiga todo esto, como ya os hemos dicho y advertido. Dios no nos llamó a la impureza, sino a la santidad; por tanto, el que rechaza estas instrucciones no rechaza a un hombre, sino a Dios, quien os da su Espíritu Santo.

En cuanto al amor fraternal, no necesitáis que os escribamos, porque Dios mismo os ha enseñado a amaros unos a otros. 10 En efecto, vosotros amáis a todos los hermanos que viven en Macedonia. No obstante, hermanos, os animamos a amaros aún más, 11 a procurar vivir en paz con todos, a ocuparos en vuestras propias responsabilidades y a trabajar con vuestras propias manos. Así os he mandado, 12 para que por vuestro modo de vivir os ganéis el respeto de los que no son creyentes, y no tengáis que depender de nadie.

La venida del Señor

13 Hermanos, no queremos que ignoréis lo que va a pasar con los que ya han muerto,[b] para que no os entristezcáis como esos otros que no tienen esperanza. 14 ¿Acaso no creemos que Jesús murió y resucitó? Así también Dios resucitará con Jesús a los que han muerto en unión con él. 15 Conforme a lo dicho por el Señor, afirmamos que nosotros, los que estemos vivos y hayamos quedado hasta la venida del Señor, de ninguna manera nos adelantaremos a los que hayan muerto. 16 El Señor mismo descenderá del cielo con voz de mando, con voz de arcángel y con trompeta de Dios, y los muertos en Cristo resucitarán primero. 17 Luego los que estemos vivos, los que hayamos quedado, seremos arrebatados junto con ellos en las nubes para encontrarnos con el Señor en el aire. Y así estaremos con el Señor para siempre. 18 Por lo tanto, animaos unos a otros con estas palabras.

Notas al pie

  1. 4:4 aprenda … cuerpo. Alt. trate a su esposa, o consiga esposa.
  2. 4:13 han muerto. Lit. duermen; el mismo verbo en vv. 14 y 15.

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1 Thessalonians 4

Sanctification and Love

1Finally, believers, we ask and admonish you in the Lord Jesus, that you follow the instruction that you received from us about how you ought to walk and please God (just as you are actually doing) and that you excel even more and more [pursuing a life of purpose and living in a way that expresses gratitude to God for your salvation]. For you know what commandments and precepts we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, that you be sanctified [separated and set apart from sin]: that you abstain and back away from sexual immorality; that each of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor [being available for God’s purpose and separated from things profane], not [to be used] in lustful passion, like the Gentiles who do not know God and are ignorant of His will; and that [in this matter of sexual misconduct] no man shall transgress and defraud his brother because the Lord is the avenger in all these things, just as we have told you before and solemnly warned you. For God has not called us to impurity, but to holiness [to be dedicated, and set apart by behavior that pleases Him, whether in public or in private]. So whoever rejects and disregards this is not [merely] rejecting man but the God who gives His Holy Spirit to you [to dwell in you and empower you to overcome temptation].

Now concerning brotherly love, you have no need for anyone to write you, for you have been [personally] taught by God to love one another [that is, to have an unselfish concern for others and to do things for their benefit]. 10 For indeed you already do practice it toward all the [a]believers throughout Macedonia [by actively displaying your love and concern for them]. But we urge you, brothers and sisters, that you excel [in this matter] more and more, 11 and to make it your ambition to live quietly and peacefully, and to mind your own affairs and work with your hands, just as we directed you, 12 so that you will behave properly toward outsiders [exhibiting good character, personal integrity, and moral courage worthy of the respect of the outside world], and be dependent on no one and in need of nothing [be self-supporting].

Those Who Died in Christ

13 Now we do not want you to be uninformed, believers, about those who are asleep [in death], so that you will not grieve [for them] as the others do who have no hope [beyond this present life]. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again [as in fact He did], even so God [in this same way—by raising them from the dead] will bring with Him those [believers] who have fallen asleep in Jesus. 15 For we say this to you by the Lord’s [own] word, that we who are still alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will in no way precede [into His presence] those [believers] who have fallen asleep [in death]. 16 For the Lord Himself will come down from heaven with a shout of command, with the voice of the [b]archangel and with the [blast of the] trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain [on the earth] will simultaneously be caught up (raptured) together with them [the resurrected ones] in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord! 18 Therefore comfort and encourage one another with these words [concerning our reunion with believers who have died].

Notas al pie

  1. 1 Thessalonians 4:10 Lit brethren.
  2. 1 Thessalonians 4:16 Only Michael is identified as an archangel (Dan 10:13; Jude 9).