1 Thessalonians 1:4; 2 Thessalonians 2:13

For we know, jbrothers1 loved by God, kthat he has chosen you,

Stand Firm

13 But xwe ought always to give thanks to God for you, ybrothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you zas the firstfruits1 ato be saved, bthrough sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.