“…remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father…” 1 Thessalonians 1:3
How many of us are familiar with the Latin phrase Coram Deo, thanks in part to Ligonier and RcJr? We know it as “before the face of God,” and we frequently say that all of life is ‘lived before the face of God.”
In this passage, the phrase “in the sight of our God and Father” translates in the Latin to Coram Deo. It follows that these things that are true of the Thessalonians, that he gives thanks to God the Father for, are things that ought to be true of us as well. Faithful works, loving labor, and hoping patience, all in our Lord Jesus Christ, should be true of us…in all of our lives…lived before the face of God.
Rejoicing in the Lord…because we can.