I Thessalonians 2
Paul seems so …full of himself, to be honest, at least until the end of the chapter. I wish that all men (myself included!) could be so blameless as Paul in speaking the word and giving instruction.
…but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts.
I Thessalonians 2:4
What does it mean to be “approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel”?
I Thessalonians 3
For now we live, if you are standing fast in the Lord.
I Thessalonians 3:8
This is a picture of what it means for loved ones to know Christ. The more the merrier.
Where did Elihu come from? He wasn’t one of the three that sat down for the seven days in silent sackcloth.
Verses 23-28 sound like salvation. God has mercy on a man and sends a ransom; the man prays and God accepts. Then the man confesses his sin and confesses Christ before the world.