“For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:”
King James Version (KJV)
4:3 Sanctification - Entire holiness of heart and life: particular branches of it are subjoined. That ye abstain from fornication - A beautiful transition from sanctification to a single branch of the contrary; and this shows that nothing is so seemingly distant, or below our thoughts, but we have need to guard against it.
1Th 4:3 This is the will of God. What he had taught them was the will of God and needful to their sanctification, or holiness of life. That ye should abstain from fornication. The student of the Epistles will note how often this command is repeated to Gentile churches, a fact easily explained when we remember that fornication was considered no sin among the heathen.