Written by Verse of the Day

1 Thessalonians 1:6-7

You became imitators of us and of the Lord; in spite of severe suffering, you welcomed the message with the joy given by the Holy Spirit. And so you became a model to all the believersā€¦

Thoughts on Today’s Verseā€¦
The cycle of faithfulness is illustrated in this passage. The Lord is our great example. People of faith model the Lord’s character and passion to us. We then live that life of faith as an example to others. In other words, the Gospel is more than words! The Gospel is the good news of Jesus taking root in the life of a person until the fruit it bears is enough of an example of the Lord that someone else sees it and begins to live it, too! The Gospel is both caught and taught!