January 21, 2018

1 Thessalonians 1:4

If you have a creative bent, like writing, and want to make a lot of money, learn how to write a compelling romance novel. Go to any bookstore or library and you will find best-selling romance novels of all kinds; historical, contemporary, Christian, etc.

Why?  C.S. Lewis said it best.  “Thirsty hearts are those whose longings have been awakened by the touch of God within them.”

  • Our hearts sense there is something missing in our lives because we were designed to experience a love relationship with God that we do not have.
  • We then try to fill that emptiness with stories of love apart from God.

In I Thessalonians 1:4 the Apostle Paul reminds his readers they are loved by God. “For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you,”

  • He says they were chosen by God for Himself.

We will consider what this means in two parts this week and next.


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