1 Thessalonians 1:3; 1 Thessalonians 1:8; 1 Thessalonians 3:5-6; 1 Thessalonians 5:8
Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;
For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad ; so that we need not to speak any thing.
For this cause, when I could no longer forbear , I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you, and our labour be in vain.
But now when Timotheus came from you unto us, and brought us good tidings of your faith and charity, and that ye have good remembrance of us always, desiring greatly to see us, as we also to see you:
But let us, who are of the day, be sober , putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.