Prepared for Our Destiny (1 Thessalonians 3:1-8)

Paul was concerned about the spiritual welfare of the believers in Thessalonica.  They were facing severe trials and Paul knew that trials can destabilize Christians quickly if they are not strong.  He was also aware that our spiritual enemy knows when we are vulnerable and will seek to gain an advantage.  Paul’s heart was encouraged when he heard how the Thessalonians were persevering.