1 Thessalonians 2:7-8; 1 Thessalonians 2:11-12; 1 Thessalonians 4:4; 1 Thessalonians 5:13
But we proved to be gentle among you, as a nursing mother tenderly cares for her own children.
Having so fond an affection for you, we were well-pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become very dear to us.
just as you know how we were exhorting and encouraging and imploring each one of you as a father would his own children,
so that you would walk in a manner worthy of the God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.
that each of you know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor,
and that you esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Live in peace with one another.