Paul had a parental love for the believers at Thessalonica. God called them to share in His glory and kingdom but Paul tenderly nurtured them as a father would his children. He charged them through exhortation and encouragement, to walk in a manner worthy of their great God. When we understand who it is we worship, our lives become worthwhile.- Teresa
1 Thessalonians 2:9-3:13(ESV)9 For you remember, brothers, our labor and toil: we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, while we proclaimed to you the gospel of God. 10 You are witnesses, and God also, how holy and righteous and blameless was our conduct toward you believers. 11 For you know how, like a father with his children, 12 we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.