It’s better to be approved by God and suffer than to be applauded by men and prosper. When you feel like quitting, keep going. We’ll read about blamelessness. How important is it to be good and to be a good example before young believers? Well, children do what we do, not what we say. Does your example as a Christian make it easier for others to grow? When Jesus comes, will you rejoice in his presence because of people you have influenced for Christ?
1 Thessalonians 2:9-3:13
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New Testament: 1 Thessalonians 2:9-3:13
Summary: Paul’s Ministry to the Thessalonians, Timothy’s Encouraging Report
Today we’ll read about faithfulness. Paul’s suffering in Philippi might have made him hesitate to minister in Thessalonica, but he was a steward who wanted to be faithful to the Lord. His message and motive were pure, and God blessed his ministry.