Paul, Silas, and Timothy were at risk of being put in prison for teaching about Christ but as we read in 1 Thessalonians 2:1-16, Paul defends himself and his companions by boldly sharing the Gospel. They graciously shared with joy and perseverance in the face of persecution.
They shared the message in a practical, courteous, gentle, and open way with the aim to please God only. Much like a parent to their children, they encouraged, comforted, and urged them to live lives worthy of God so they would change the world for the better.
This day with You Lord, we have been given a high calling which inspires us to be prepared for the challenge. Move in us the willingness to read and study the Word on a daily basis in order to be prepared. Daily Bible study will be a measure of our aim to love and serve You Lord. Amen.