2 Thessalonians 3:3

Sunday, 15 October 2017

But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3:3

Here Paul makes a play upon the words of the previous verse –

for not all have (the) faith.”
But the Lord is faithful.”

He is taking the same word, and applying it in two ways.Read the rest

2 Thessalonians 3:2

Saturday, 14 October 2017

…and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for not all have faith. 2 Thessalonians 3:2

The words here closely reflect those of Romans 15:31 –

…that I may be delivered from those in Judea who do not believe.”

Paul was constantly hemmed in and persecuted by those who lacked faith.Read the rest

2 Thessalonians 3:1

Friday, 13 October 2017

Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you, 2 Thessalonians 3:1

Chapter 3 begins with the word, “Finally.” Though there were no chapter and verse divisions in the original books of the Bible, this is a logical place to begin the chapter.Read the rest

2 Thessalonians 2:17

Thursday, 12 October 2017

…comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work. 2 Thessalonians 2:17

The verse here is divided in a way where it cannot be taken alone. The word “comfort” is based on Paul’s previous words – “Now may our Lord Jesus Christ, and our God and Father … comfort your hearts.”Read the rest

2 Thessalonians 2:16

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, 2 Thessalonians 2:16

In these words, Paul presents a prayer which is connected to the exhortation he just made. He asked those in Thessalonica (and thus us!)Read the rest

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