1 Thess 5:12

5:12 Even at this early stage in the life of the congregation there were leaders who had spiritual care and oversight. Paul endorses a proper esteem for church workers and leaders, asking love and respect for them. Some Thessalonians named elsewhere who may have been in Paul’s mind here are Jason (Acts 17:6–9), Aristarchus (Acts 20:4; 27:2; Col. 4:10; Philem. 24), Secundus (Acts 20:4), and possibly Gaius (Acts 19:29).