1 Thessalonians 2:1-2 (JDV)
1 Thessalonians 2:1 It follows that you yourselves know, brothers and sisters, that our visit with you was not without result.
1 Thessalonians 2:2 On the contrary, after we had previously suffered and were treated outrageously in Philippi, as you know, we were emboldened by our God to speak the gospel of God to you in spite of great opposition.
Paul had told the Thessalonians about his awful experiences in Philippi. It was important that they know that preaching the gospel is often done against the current. I thank the Lord that I was able to do mission work in various places, and in some it was quite easy to share the gospel. But in others there was resistance.
Whether we are treated with respect or treated outrageously, send us Lord to tell others your good news.