“We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labour prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Th 1:3).
The NT teaches that faith, hope and love are the powerful, abiding virtues essential for every disciple’s success in our spiritual journey (see 1 Cor. 13:13). It’s a deadly spiritual combination! In our text, it triggered incessant apostolic worship and intercession. That in turn spawns a potent explosion of divine favour. Don’t underestimate the awesome power of this triad in your life this year. Let nothing diminish your faith. Let nothing dilute your love. And let nothing dim your hope. The resultant fruits of your work, labour and patience are well worth it!