Big Basics

“For they themselves report … how you turned to God from idols to serve the Living and True
God, and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.”
        1 Thessalonians 1:8-10
Ever wonder how long you have to be a Christian before you begin to get some of the bigger
things right in regard to the Christian life? Turns out, not that long at all. The believers at Thessalonica were only a few years old in the faith, but they already had the basics of loving God right. So much so in fact that their reputation for being obedient and brave disciples was beginning to ring throughout their region of the Roman Empire. Paul begins this Epistle by commending them for this testimony. His praise of these Thessalonian "Baby Christians”, who were young in the faith but powerful in their testimony, forms a beautiful three-part practical theology of the Christian life. As Christians, we are simply to 1. Turn to God 2. Serve that living and true God 3. Wait for His Son from heaven, who rescues us from the wrath (the Tribulation) to come. Can you think of anything else in the Christian life that isn’t covered by this statement? I can’t! Believing friend, our calling as Christians may at times be hard, but it’s really this simple… and this glorious. Join me in the journey today.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the day that You showed me that You are indeed the Living and
True God. Help me to keep it simple Lord; to make it my goal to Turn, Serve and Wait. Let my life be seen someday as the lives of the Thessalonians were seen: as having met and followed the Living and True God. In the Name of Your Living Son. Amen

1 Comment

JR - November 13th, 2023 at 3:09pm

Great message thanksb