It’s all about Love 1 Thessalonians 2:7-8

Posted: October 9, 2010 in 1 Thessalonians

1 Thessalonians 2:7 But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:

It’s interesting how Paul goes from being direct and kind of a little hard in the previous verses of Chapter 2. In verse 1. Paul says, “Our coming to you was not in vain. 2. we had suffered and were spitefully treated. 3. did not come from error or uncleanness or deceit. 4. Not as pleasing men. 5. we didn’t use flattering words or covetousness 6. Nor did we seek glory from men…when we might have made demands…. From all that to But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:

Paul is saying, “we treated you like new borns gentle, kind, loving, like a nursing mother to her new born baby.” And he continues….

1 Thessalonians 2:8 So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us.

Paul once again shows his love for Christ by showing his love to the Thessalonians. Paul doesn’t just say, “hey, I really like you guys” He says ” I am so affectionately desirous of you. Paul wasn’t just willing to share the gospel with them, he was willing to give his life for them! “But also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us.”

Don’t we all desire to have that said about us? Wouldn’t you love for someone that you don’t even know to come up to you and say, ” I love you so much, so affectionately, like a nursing mother loves her baby. That I’m willing to not only share with you the love of Christ, the gospel of God, but I’m willing die if that’s what it takes to save you.

I’ll tell you what, if we’re Christians, then we need to be that unknown person.

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