I find it so amazing that Paul always took the time to encourage as well as correct. At the end of 1 Thes.2 vs.19-20 I love what he says….You are our glory and joy. Are we balancing our correction and encouragement…with our kids, our friends, our spouses. Its easy for me to try to correct, when I feel I’m under judgement, or persecution. But paul in his abrupt leaving..which was forced under persecution…had sense enough to not focus on that but on encouraging his fellow friends to continue in there pursuit of Christ.
July 3, 2009