Pray that the saints would follow the apostle’s pattern in considering the ones saved and nurtured by them as their hope, their joy, their crown of boasting, and their glory (1 Thes. 2:19-20 and note 201; Phil. 4:1).
1 Thes. 2:19-20—For what is our hope or joy or crown of boasting before our Lord Jesus at His coming? Are not even you? For you are our glory and joy.
Phil. 4:1—So then, my brothers, beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, in the same way stand firm in the Lord, beloved.
For further reading please refer to Life-study of 1 Thessalonians, msg. 13, pp. 114-115.
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