Scripture : “and may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you,” – 1 Thesselonians 3:12
In chapter three of First Thesselonians Paul is wrapping up his letter to the church in Thesselonica. He gives them some last wishes and desires that he has for them. Chief amongst those is that God would increase their love for one another and for all. If Paul is determined to focus on that as his prayer for them then it must be vitally important.
The local church is God’s plan. Within the body of believers love for one another should be generous and should overflow into the community. Paul took very seriously the local church and so should I. Today, I want to love those around me and remember that God’s plan A is His church.
God thank You for the gift of Your church. Help me to increase in love and service towards others in both the community of believers and especially the community around me who needs to know you.