1. 1 Thessalonians 1:10 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What function did the promise of future glory have for the Thessalonians?

1 Thessalonians 1:10 (ESV)

10 and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.

The promise of future glory had two important functions: (a) it motivated them to greater obedience (1 Thessalonians 2:12 1 Thessalonians 5:6–10), and (b) it comforted them in the midst of their suffering (1 Thessalonians 1:3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13).