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1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 Be Encourage To

God’s desire for each of us to walk with each other modeling.

Paul shares a few final instructions and a closing blessing for the church in Thessalonica. These are instructions that equally apply to all the churches. One of Paul’s final instructions is to share this letter with the other churches.

Paul’s instructions fall into three general categories. The first deals with the relationship between those in authority and those they govern. The second concerns the members of the body as a whole. The final category involves the relationship with God, both individually and corporately.

“We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you. and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work” (verses 12-13a). Notice Paul did not say “worship” or blindly follow. He said “respect” and “esteem them very highly in love.” Respect means: a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements. Read more »