Take Time With God #111: Tender Loving Care

Take Time With God #111: Tender Loving Care

What is your mental picture of the apostle Paul? Most think of him as a rough tough warrior, who before Christ saved him was a heartless leader of a mob who laughed as Christians were thrown into prison, tortured, and often executed. But Ray shows a very different picture of the apostle Paul as he wrote to the Thessalonians and reminded them of what he had done while he was with them. Join Ray now and take time with God.

But we [a]proved to be [b]gentle [c]among you, as a nursing mother [d]tenderly cares for her own children. Having so fond an affection for you, we were well-pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God but also our own [e]lives, because you had become [f]very dear to us. For you recall, brethren, our labor and hardship, how working night and day so as not to be a burden to any of you, we proclaimed to you the gospel of God. 10 You are witnesses, and so is God, how devoutly and uprightly and blamelessly we [g]behaved toward you [h]believers; 11 just as you know how we were exhorting and encouraging and [i]imploring each one of you as a father would his own children,12 so that you would walk in a manner worthy of the God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Thessalonians 2:7 Or became gentle
  2. 1 Thessalonians 2:7 Three early mss read babes
  3. 1 Thessalonians 2:7 Lit in the midst of you
  4. 1 Thessalonians 2:7 Or cherishes
  5. 1 Thessalonians 2:8 Or souls
  6. 1 Thessalonians 2:8 Lit beloved
  7. 1 Thessalonians 2:10 Lit became
  8. 1 Thessalonians 2:10 Or who believe
  9. 1 Thessalonians 2:11 Or testifying to

Take Time With God #111: Tender Loving Care