YouVersion Reformation Reading Plan, day 270
I Thessalonians 1
…remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
I Thessalonians 1:3
What was the labor of love, the work of faith, (the evidence of) the Thessalonians' steadfastness of hope? Paul tells us that they became imitators of the Lord (verse 6), receiving the Word in affliction and joy, to such an extent that they became an example to others (verse 7). They “sounded forth” the word (verse 8), so that knowledge of their faith spread throughout the region.
Job was really doing well for himself.
I need to read this chapter every time sin tempts me, so I will be reminded of what it means to be honest, upright, and righteous, and what it means to be repaid for sin.
It strikes me that the only one who could truly claim such a sinless life as Job does is Christ.