I like to dwell on verses 13,14. They are so simple yet so challenging.
Paul ends this first letter with specific callouts and exhortations, for individuals and for churches. These were encouragements for the readers then, and too for us today.
It is a good thing to be encouraged with the work of the gospel that is going on outside of our own local churches. Places around us, and those far away.
Let’s keep each other in prayer.
* Gracious Lord God,
Thank You for Your church, that You continue to build, all across the world.
Please help bind up the broken-hearted, heal the sick, give strength to the weary and courage to those in fear.