Monday, 25 September 2017
…that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Thessalonians 1:12
The use of the term, “the name,” is given to denote the Person. It is more than a mere title or form of honorary dignity.… Read the rest
Sunday, 24 September 2017
Therefore we also pray always for you that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with power,
2 Thessalonians 1:11
The word “therefore” is looking back to the previous verses. In verse 5, he, Paul, said “that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God.”… Read the rest
Saturday, 23 September 2017
…when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed.
2 Thessalonians 1:10
Here we have a sharp and resounding contrast to the previous verse. He just said that those who don’t know God, and who don’t obey the gospel of Jesus, will but punished.… Read the rest
Friday, 22 September 2017
These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, 2 Thessalonians 1:9
Wow Paul. Really? Rather un-PC of you to say such a thing!
The result of the “vengeance” of the previous verse is defined here.… Read the rest
Thursday, 21 September 2017
…in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Thessalonians 1:8
The “flaming fire” here belongs to the angels, not to the judgment of the angels. Thus, there should be a comma after fire instead of before it.… Read the rest