1 Thessalonians 2:11-12 – For you know how, like a father with his children, we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.
Paul is describing how he lived out his ministry to the believers in Thessalonica. Paul acted fatherly to urge and encourage the Thessalonians to live an authentic life to follow Christ. We are called into his kingdom and glory.
This is the way I am to disciple others. Live out my life caring for and loving others as they are my children like I am a child of God. My life, in its entirety, by behavior and action, should equip and encourage others to follow Christ. He has called us to be a part of his kingdom and my role is to point other’s to glorify Him.
Thank you for the truth in your word to guide us on your path. Let the power of the Spirit guide me to love you, love others to equip and encourage to know you and make you known.