Surprisingly, though, Timothy discovers that the Thessalonians are holding up to the pressure and have remained strong in their faith. In fact, this news encourages Paul to keep going in the face of the persecution he faces. And he recognizes that through their mutual love and prayers, the Thessalonians and Paul (and his associates) are encouraging and supporting each other in the face of this opposition.
[links to Bible Gateway open in a new window]Reading the Bible in Its Entirety
If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read 1 Thessalonians 3 today.