The Thing That Should Matter Most

1 Thessalonians 3:2 KJV

And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellowlabourer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith:

 

1 Thessalonians 3:7 KJV

Therefore, brethren, we were comforted over you in all our affliction and distress by your faith:

 

Paul’s concern for the believers in Thessalonica compelled him to send Timothy to check on them and to comfort them in their faith. The comfort went both ways. When Timothy returned, his report concerning them and their faith became a comfort to Paul.

 

I note that Paul’s concern was not over their persecution, which they most certainly endured. He was not cold and calloused about it but realized that there was a much bigger concern than physical hardship; he was concerned for their faith.

 

That thing we ought to care most about for one another is our faith.

 

We have it turned around these days where faith is nearly thought of as a by-product of Christian life while:

  • Success
  • Prosperity and
  • Health

are thought of as the big issues.

 

We need to get things back where they belong; focus on strengthening the faith of ourselves and others while we neglect not caring for the other things.

 

For this and more than 3000 earlier Daily Visits with God visit Marvin McKenzie’s blogger page. There you will find daily visits going back to 2007.

 

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Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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