In Paul’s 1st letter to the Thessalonians, he continues some of the thoughts we mentioned earlier in Colossians 2. There he wrote that the Christians who came to know about Jesus and about God’s Love should let it transform the way they lived before men, causing those lives to spill over in thanksgiving.
In Thessalonians he wrote that the Thessalonians were to walk worthy of the calling of God. As they were doing this, it caused Paul to overflow with thanksgiving.
Again I love the wording of The Message in 1 Thess. 2:13 And now we look back on all this and thank God, a geyser of thanks! When you got the Message of God we preached, you didn’t pass it off as just one more human opinion, but you took it to heart as God’s true word to you, which it is, God himself at work in you believers!
Don’t you just love that expression “a geyser of thanks”. Many of you have been to Yellowstone and seen that famous geyser Old Faithful. Almost every hour it gets so full of steam and boiling water that it erupts in an amazing display of power. That’s what God’s love should produce in us—a geyser of thanksgiving. Our prayer is that we can be like Old Faithful and have people gather around to watch us erupt in an amazing geyser of thanksgiving.