INTRO: We are continuing our studies in 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8, where I believe God spells out specifics as to how Christian Gentiles are to take a wife. Paul says that this is God's will, your sanctification, your holiness. It is so that they will abstain from fornication in taking a wife. God wills for that each of them should know how to acquire a wife in sanctification and honor. So, if God wills their sanctification, it then follows that they should know how to take a wife in sanctification, but he adds to that that they should do so in honor.