2 Thessalonians 1:7

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

…and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels,
2 Thessalonians 1:7

Paul has just noted the repayment by God with tribulation of those who troubled the believers. As the epistle is written for the entire church age, it is a time which lies ahead, and in which the world will be judged for its treatment of believers.Read the rest

2 Thessalonians 1:6

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

…since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you,
2 Thessalonians 1:6

Paul’s words here are actually given in a hypothetical sense. The Greek reads, “…if so be that it is a righteous thing…” However, the words leave nothing uncertain, and there is nothing conditional in them.Read the rest

2 Thessalonians 1:5

Monday, 18 September 2017

which is manifest evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you also suffer; 2 Thessalonians 1:5

The words “which is” are inserted here. In the original, the words make a sharper statement –

“…so that we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure – manifest evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you also suffer.”Read the rest

2 Thessalonians 1:4

Sunday, 17 September 2017

…so that we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure, 2 Thessalonians 1:4

Paul had just noted the exceeding growth of faith among the believers as well as their abounding love toward one another.Read the rest

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