From Paul, Silas, and Timothy. To the church at Thessalonica united with God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Good will and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ are yours!
We always have to thank God for you, brothers and sisters. It's right to do this because your faith is showing remarkable growth and your love for each other is increasing.
That's why we brag in God's churches about your endurance and faith in all the persecutions and suffering you are experiencing.
Your suffering proves that God's judgment is right and that you are considered worthy of his kingdom.
Certainly, it is right for God to give suffering to those who cause you to suffer.