A Week of Thanksgiving, Day 2

Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.  We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;  Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father…

I Thessalonians 1:1-3

Paul is writing to the church of the Thessalonians and tells them that he is thankful for them.  That may seem like a simple thing, but it is definitely something for which we should also be giving thanks.  We should be thankful for our fellow Christians who help us along the way.  God puts other Christians in our lives to help us, encourage us, exhort us, and sometimes even rebuke us.  We should be thankful for that.

There are many, many people whom the Lord has used to help me along the way.  Some of them were pastors or teachers who showed me something out the Bible.  Some were simply friends who showed me how to live by example.  There are fellow bloggers who have been a great encouragement to me, and I am thankful for them.  Can you imagine a life with no other Christians anywhere around you?  You would have no fellowship and would get no encouragement.

Part of the benefit of being a part of a church is the fellowship with other like-minded Christians.  I think that many of us take that for granted.  Paul and Silvanus and Timotheus were thankful for these Thessalonian Christians and we should also be thankful for the other Christians that God has placed in our lives.

2 responses to this post.

  1. That’s a wonderful thing to be thankful for! I join my thanks to yours! God bless you, Ben, and your thankfulness for other believers!


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