1 Thessalonians 3:1-13

Our scripture today comes from 1 Thessalonians 3: 1-13. In this chapter, the Apostle Paul gives further evidence of his love for the Thessalonians, reminding them that he sent Timothy to spread the Gospel and to encourage them to be faithful during times of trial. He sends them good tidings, and concludes with fervent prayer for them.

1 Thess. 3:12

It is important that we always comfort one another in our faith, and remind one another that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world, and that we should all rely on him in times of trial. Additionally, we should pray for one another as Paul prayed for the people of Thessalonia.

As you prepare for Christmas, by shopping for friends and family, and addressing Christmas cards, take time to pray for each person you encounter whether in a check-out line at Target, or as you send or receive a card. Pray that their faith may be strengthened and that they may become blameless and holy in the presence of our God.

As Paul prayed for the Thessalonians, “May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else…”

Emily Phillips