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Grab a Fork Reading Plan | Week 3 | Day 4
John 13:1 says, “Having loved his own who were in the world, [Jesus] loved them to the end.” This perfectly describes Jesus’ heart for us. He loves us to the end. Whatever you face today, thank Jesus as you meet with Him that he loves to the end and never gives up.
Bible Reading: 1 Thessalonians 2:7-12
In today’s verses, we return to the Apostle Paul and learn from how he poured his life into a group of Christians in a town called Thessalonica. We are going to use the S.O.A.P. method to meditate on it. First, read the verses three times.
Just as a nursing mother cares for her children, so we cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well. Surely you remember, brothers and sisters, our toil and hardship; we worked night and day in order not to be a burden to anyone while we preached the gospel of God to you. You are witnesses, and so is God, of how holy, righteous and blameless we were among you who believed. For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.
Reflection & Questions
Use the S.O.A.P. method to meditate on the verses.
- S: Write down a phrase or sentence that strikes you from these verses.
- O: Write down an observation on the phrase or sentence. What does it mean? What does it teach?
- A: Write down an application. How does this apply to you?
- P: Finally, write down a prayer in response to the scripture.
As we have been doing this week in our prayers, think about who you are going to come across today, at home, work, school, or in your neighborhood. As people come to mind, pray for them, and ask God what they need and listen to Him. Ask Him to give you opportunities to encourage them.
You might use this song today to worship Jesus today:
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