1 Thessalonians 2 Devotional Commentary

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1 Thessalonians 2:3

1 Thessalonians 2:3

Paul always kept the believers at Thessalonica in his prayers because he was well-aware of their work of faith, their labour of love, and their patience in hope.

They had formerly been idol worshippers, but had responded to the good news of the gospel of grace and were wonderfully born again into the Body of Christ and the kingdom of God.

However, there were those that questioned Paul's

1 Thessalonians 2:12

1 Thessalonians 2:12

A Christian should be more concerned with the development of personal character, growing in grace, maturing in the faith, and the manifestation of the fruit of the Spirit, than engaging in a ministry of activities, however valuable it may seem to us or to others. The latter can only flow from the former.

The gracious attitude and godly conduct of a believer is of more significance to our Heavenly Father than the good works that we read more...

1 Thessalonians 2:19

1 Thessalonians 2:19

Paul had a great affection for the Christians in Thessalonica. They were a young Church, who were growing in grace, maturing in the faith and making steady progress in their Christian walk. And although there were a few dissenters who tried to undermine Paul's authority and others who had regressed in their spiritual growth, their enthusiastic response to the gospel of Christ was a great joy and encouragement to Paul, and his fellow-labourers in Christ.