Thanks to Eliza for this wonderful and encouraging reflection on God’s Word.

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Listening to God’s Word while driving to and from work has been very rewarding.  A few days ago I was encouraged by the traits of a godly shepherd from 1 Thessalonians that were fleshed out by Paul’s love for the Thessalonians.  Today, while listening to 1 Thessalonians, I was encouraged by the characteristics that belong to those who have been redeemed by our glorious Savior Jesus Christ.  I would like to share the qualities that accompany true believers given to us in 1 Thessalonians.  May God bless us as we look at the wonderful truth that is His Word, the Bible.

The most important attribute of a believer in Christ is that they have been saved through faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ by the sovereign work of God in their unbelieving heart.  4 Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.   5For our gospel came not…

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