Paul commends the Christians of Thessolonica, giving thanks to God for the characteristics they have been modelling: work produced by faith, labor prompted by love, and endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Thess 1:3)
What are we — as individuals and as a church — displaying to others who observe our lives? The complete challenge is to be a man, woman, or church of God — having faith, love and hope, but also to do the work, labor and endurance that come hand in hand with those qualities of being.
Scripture reading: 1 Thessalonians 1, James 2:17