1 Thessalonians 1:2-3 (NIV)
We always thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers. 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. For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you.
The three Christian graces--faith, hope and love--are the evidences of our election by God. Who are the chosen? The ones who have faith in God. Faith brings us to God's grace. Love is the sanctifying grace of God, which makes us like Christ. Our hope is in glory, when we shall see Jesus Christ, face to face, and be made to be like Him by Gods grace. These three graces cover every aspect of the Christian's life. We are enabled by faith, motivated by love, and inspired by hope. If you have loved ones and friends who have come to faith in Christ, You ought to mention them to God in your prayers and thank Him for their changed lives.
1 Corinthians 13:13 (NIV)
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
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