1. 1 Thessalonians 1:8 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

How does “for” connect verse 8 to verse 7?

1 Thessalonians 1:8 (ESV)

8 For not only has the word of the Lord sounded forth from you in Macedonia and Achaia, but your faith in God has gone forth everywhere, so that we need not say anything.

Verse 8 explains how the Thessalonians became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia.1