Brothers and sisters, we ask you to show your appreciation for those leaders who work among you and instruct you.
We ask you to love them and think very highly of them because of the work they are doing. Live in peace with each other.
We encourage you, brothers and sisters, to instruct those who are not living right, cheer up those who are discouraged, help the weak, and be patient with everyone.
Make sure that no one ever pays back one wrong with another wrong. Instead, always try to do what is good for each other and everyone else.
Always be joyful.
Never stop praying.
Whatever happens, give thanks, because it is God's will in Christ Jesus that you do this.
Don't put out the Spirit's fire.
Don't despise what God has revealed.
Instead, test everything. Hold on to what is good.
Keep away from every kind of evil.