Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible, by John Wesley, [1754-65], at sacred-texts.com
1 Thessalonians 3:1
th1 3:1We - Paul and Silvanus. Could bear no longer - Our desire and fear for you.
1 Thessalonians 3:3
th1 3:3We are appointed hereto - Are in every respect laid in a fit posture for it, by the very design and contrivance of God himself for the trial and increase of our faith and all other graces. He gives riches to the world; but stores up his treasure of wholesome afflictions for his children.
1 Thessalonians 3:6
th1 3:6But now when Timotheus was come to us from you - Immediately after his return, St. Paul wrote; while his joy was fresh, and his tenderness at the height.
1 Thessalonians 3:8
th1 3:8Now we live - Indeed; we enjoy life: so great is our affection for you.
1 Thessalonians 3:10
th1 3:10And perfect that which is wanting in your faith - So St. Paul did not know that "they who are once upon the rock no longer need to be taught by man."
1 Thessalonians 3:11
th1 3:11Direct our way - This prayer is addressed to Christ, as well as to the Father.
1 Thessalonians 3:13
th1 3:13With all his, Christ's, saints - Both angels and men.