October 26, 2015
Today starts a new chapter of QT with Thessalonians. It seems to be just a nice greetings from Paul, Silas and Timothy to the church of the Thessalonians, who have been doing well before God with great faith. But even for them, there seem to have been severe suffering that came with the faith, but they turned from their idols, and served God faithfully. And this become known to the surrounding areas like Macedonia and Achaia, and served as a model to them.
I wish I can be more like the Thessalonians, and I wish to meet a wife like the Thessalonians. My dad randomly katalked a message this morning. He said “when choosing a wife, don’t choose based on her looks, but based on her act, and I think the best wife is one who can work together.” As a male human being with eyes, looks definitely plays a role, but looks fade, and wife is one for the long-run, so I definitely agree with him. The thing is, it’s easier said than practice, like all things, but I think I’m getting there.
I think it’s important for me to become more like the Thessalonians before I can meet a wife like the Thessalonians. A wife like the Thessalonians, too will want a husband like the Thessalonians, and if I am not, then it won’t matter that I’ve met someone like that.
As hard as I will try, I will not despair because of my failures in many different ways, because in the end, it’s not me and my acts that saves me, but the grace of God that is the sacrifice of Jesus, who picks me up, dusts me off, and lets me try again.
Application: start reading John