Daily Bible Podcast Day 332 – Matthew 28, 1 Thessalonians 1-3

September 28, 2013 in Podcasts by Nathan

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Scripture:
“We had previously suffered and been treated outrageously in Philippi, as you know, but with the help of our God we dared to tell you his gospel in the face of strong opposition. For the appeal we make does not spring from error or impure motives, nor are we trying to trick you. On the contrary, we speak as those approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel. We are not trying to please people but God, who tests our hearts.” ~1 Thessalonians 2:2-4

Observation:
Paul, Silas, and Timothy write that they have been mistreated for the Gospel but that they don’t preach to please people. They are willing to face suffering on earth because they are looking forward to a heavenly reward.

Application:
It’s unlikely that I’ll face the same kind of physical danger that the apostles faced for the Gospel, but am I even willing to endure ostracism or social persecution?

Prayer:
Father, give me the boldness that the apostles had so that I can do Your will no matter the earthly consequences. Help me to seek only Your approval, because I do want to please You, even I am sometimes distracted or worried about what others think. You have entrusted me with the Gospel as well, may I prove myself worthy.

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