Daily Bible Podcast Day 134 – 1 Chronicles 22-24, 1 Thessalonians 3

March 14, 2013 in Podcasts by Nathan

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Scripture:
“May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.” ~1 Thessalonians 3:12

Observation:
Paul praises the Thessalonian church for the great love that they show each other and encourages them to love even more. In the early church they gave sacrificially to each other, making sure that widows and orphans and the poor were taken care of.

Application:
Do I have overflowing love for the people both in my church and outside it? I’m not entirely sure what such love looks like in my community. Where I live, even the relatively poor have more than the rich did in Paul’s day. Certainly encouragement and accountability have something to do with it, likely even more than financial help. Certainly there are many that are lacking in love, however.

Prayer:
Father, I want to follow Paul’s encouragement to love and I want my church to do so as well. Please show me what love between brothers and sisters in Christ looks like in today’s church. Show me how to also love those who are far from You, that I might play some small part in growing Your family.

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