Have Confidence in Your Brethren

Read the Bible in a year by reading Second Thessalonians 3 today.
Imitate the attitude of Paul toward the church in Thessalonica, “And we have confidence in the Lord concerning you, both that you do and will do the things we command you” (2Thessalonians 3:4). As an apostle of Jesus Christ, Paul commanded the church to do certain things, and he expressed his confidence in the brethren that presently they were doing those things and that they would continue to do them.
Do you have those same expectations toward your brothers and sisters in Christ? If not, do you justify your lack of confidence, thinking that the brethren have not done the right thing before. Perhaps your attitude has discouraged them. If you preach or teach, keep in mind how your attitude might cause the church to act a certain way. If you do not preach or teach, keep in mind the same thing. What you say to your fellow-Christians and how you say it, affects what they do and will do or not do.

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