1 Thessalonians 5:14
Now we exhort you, brothers, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
Warnings are given in love (1 Corinthians 4:14). Warnings are given in mercy. Warnings are given in duty (Ezekiel 3:20).
I. THE WARNING OF EXAMPLE. Fallen angels (Jude 1:6). Ungodly men (Jude 1:7). Untrue professors (Jude 1:17-19).
II. THE WARNINGS OF INSTRUCTION. God has given us warning in His Holy Word that life is uncertain (James 4:13, 14); that it is an evil thing to offend God (Romans 2:8, 9); that it is a foolish thing to forsake Christ (Hebrews 2:8); that it must be foolish to run such risk (Acts 4:12); that it must therefore be foolish to turn away from this only hope.
III. THE WARNINGS OF EXPERIENCE. The experiences of sin are bitter (Romans 7:24). The enjoyments of salvation are sweet (2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17). If warnings are to do us good they must be heard (2 Timothy 4:3, 4), believed (Genesis 19:14), obeyed (Matthew 21:28-31). This is our lesson — Proverbs 29:1.
(J. Richardson, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.