Our scripture today is from 1 Thessalonians, chapter 5 verses 16-21 from the Common English Bible.
16 Rejoice always. 17 Pray continually. 18 Give thanks in every situation because this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. 19 Don't suppress the Spirit. 20 Don't brush off Spirit-inspired messages, 21 but examine everything carefully and hang on to what is good.