1. 1 Thessalonians 1:1 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

How does “Lord” point to Christ’s Godhood?

1 Thessalonians 1:1 (ESV)

1 Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy,To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace.

The word in the original was the term regularly used in the Septuagint to translate Yahweh, the covenant name of God, and its application to Christ shows that Paul thought of Jesus as God.1,2