1 Thessalonians 2:6

Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor [yet] of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.

Note 8 at 1Th 2:6: Paul stated that he never sought recognition from the Thessalonians or from anyone else. Even though, as apostles, Paul and his companions were entitled to much honor, they never demanded or desired it. Paul was seeking the honor that comes from God alone (see note 22 at Joh 5:44).

Note 9 at 1Th 2:6: This is the first time that Paul referred to his companions, Timothy and Silas, as apostles. It is clear that this title is not just restricted to the Twelve (Eph 4:8-13, see note 1 at Mr 3:14).