"so that you would walk in a manner worthy of the God
who calls you into His own kingdom and glory."
1 Thessalonians 2:12
God calls us into His kingdom. Jesus said none can come to Him unless the Father draws them (John 6:44). The Father draws us and softens our hearts to respond to Him. What an honor it is to be a part of His kingdom now and to have life with Him in glory to look forward to. Paul exhorted the Thessalonians (and us) to walk in a way that is worthy of God. But even the ability to walk in a worthy manner is possible only by the grace of the God who calls us. "God will help us when we cannot walk, and He will help us when we find it hard to walk, but He cannot help us if we will not walk." (George MacDonald)