“I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;”
King James Version (KJV)
1:4 Always - Whenever I mention you to God in prayer.
1Co 1:4 I thank my God always on your behalf. Before speaking of the faults which he must rebuke, he speaks of the grounds for praise and hope. He did not forget these, because there was much that he could not praise. He could see their improvement on their former condition, as well as their present faults. A good example for all critics.