1 Thessalonians (1)

Today we will begin a series of devotions from 1 Thessalonians. Paul began his letter by praising the Christians in Thessalonica. He said that he thanked God for them. Paul was thankful for the work they had done because of their love and that they continued to be strong because of their hope in our Lord Jesus Christ (verse 3).
Paul goes on to explain why these things happened. Their work and strength happened because of their faith, love and hope in Jesus and because of the power of the Good News about Jesus and the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit gave these people joy even when they were suffering. Because of their faith, love and hope and the Holy Spirit working in their lives, they were an example for other believers.
Are you an example for other Christians? Let God give you strength and courage so others will see your love and faith today.