Be An Ensample

Paul tells the church at Thessalonica that they were ensamples. Now this is a word that is not used much today, but it means: An example; a pattern or model for imitation.

So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia. — 1 Thessalonians 1:7 (KJV)

What were they ensamples of? According to the preceding verse, they were ensamples because:

  1. They were followers of Paul, Silvanus, and Timotheus.
  2. They were followers of the Lord.
  3. They received the word in much affliction.
  4. Even in affliction they did it with joy.

The church of the Thessalonians were a model of imitation of how to receive the word of God, even in affliction, and in how to follow the Lord. Receive the word with joy, even in affliction. Be a follower of the Lord, Jesus Christ. Be an ensample to others.

God bless, Mike

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