The Good Life
Read: 1 THESSALONIANS 4:9-12
What is the good life? I asked some friends this question, and they had many of the same responses: spending time with friends and family, living debt-free, and going on vacation. But the responses I heard the most were being at peace and feeling loved.
Paul writes in this passage from his letter to the church in Thessalonica that the life of the church is rooted in love. He encourages members of the church not only to continue to “love one another,” but to grow “more and more” in their love. We are living testaments to God’s love, and the world knows us by the love we show each other. It is out of this love that God’s peace flows, both for the church and for the whole world.
Dear Father, we pray that we keep love first as we seek to know and share your peace in our nation, in our community, in our families, and within our own hearts. In Jesus’ name, AMEN.