Until He Returns || 1 Thessalonians 3:6-10

1 Thessalonians 3:6
But now that Timothy has come to us from you, and has brought us the good news of your faith and love and reported that you always remember us kindly and long to see us, as we long to see you—

Love looks backward and forward

1 Thessalonians 3:7-8
for this reason, brothers, in all our distress and affliction we have been comforted about you through your faith. 8 For now we live, if you are standing fast in the Lord.

Standing firm in faith can comfort others in affliction

Values – Decisions – Habits – Culture

1 Thessalonians 3:9-10
For what thanksgiving can we return to God for you, for all the joy that we feel for your sake before our God, 10 as we pray most earnestly night and day that we may see you face to face and supply what is lacking in your faith?

God’s delays are not His denials