Molded on to the Image of Jesus
Today’s scripture is taken from Paul’s 1st letter to the Thessalonians- chapter 1:2-10. Following is an excerpt.
‘6 You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit. 7 And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia. 8 The Lord’s message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia—your faith in God has become known everywhere.’
Paul praises the church for their faith as he calls on them to imitate him, as he imitates Christ. The message is the same for us today.