Devotion – I Thessalonians 2

S – This is why we constantly thank God, because when you received the word of God that you heard from us, you welcomed it not as a human message, but as it truly is, the word of God, which also works effectively in you who believe.

1 Thessalonians 2:13 CSB

O – Commentary:

When the Thessalonians heard it they realized that it was not simply the words of man’s wisdom, but a message that had its source in God (cf. 1:5). Someone has said that the gospel is not the kind of message that man would invent if he could, nor is it a message that he could invent if he would…

 Paul credited the changes in the Thessalonians to this spoken Word of God. Not only had it effected changes in them in the past, but also it was continuing to change them since they continued to believe it. (The word believe is in the Gr. pres. tense, indicating continuing action.)

 The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures

A – The word of God – spoken, written or through the Holy Spirit needs to change us continuously.  We need to have a heart that is available and open to receive His word and allow it to change us to be more like Him.

R – Lord, help me to do this.