Paul recognized that the Thessalonians had opened theirselves to the working of the Spirit, to applying the truths of the Word, to being used for God’s glory. So he asked them: Will you pray for us? Will you pray that the Word would have free run over our lives too?

Would you be willing to pray that for yourself? And then would you read your bible not just to gain knowledge but to also allow the Spirit to grow you through it?

The Word is for you to get to know Jesus; for you to learn how to become more like him. It is meant for your benefit and his glory.