Monday, May 09, 2005

1 Thessalonians 3:5-13

Because of this, I myself could no longer bear it and sent to know of your faith, lest the tempter tempt you and all our pains prove empty.

But now Timothy has come to us from you and has told us the good news of your faith and love, and that you have fond memories of us always, longing to see us just as we do you; because of this we are encouraged by you, brothers, in all our injury and oppression, because of your faith; so that we live as long as you stand firm in the Lord. For what thanks could we give to God for you that would repay all the joy with which we rejoice on your behalf before our God, begging exceedingly night and day to see your faces and perfect those things that are incomplete in your faith?

May God our Father himself and our Lord Jesus make straight our way to you; and may the Lord make abundant and increase your love for one another and for all, just like ours for you, to reinforce your blameless hearts in holiness before our God and Father in the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his holy ones. [Amen.]

(My translation)


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