We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
What first caught my attention in this verse, were the words at the end of it…endurance inspired by hope. What causes us to continue on in life, in ministry, in relationships when things seem unbearable? We endure because we have hope in Jesus Christ. What fuels that hope? I believe the answer is found in vs. 4…for we know, brothers loved by God… Brothers loved by God – we believe that God loves us, helps us, and guides us in those unbearable times. Being loved by God is what inspires hope in us to endure.