…for not all have faith.
But the Lord is faithful,
and He will strengthen and protect you
from the evil one.
2 Thessalonians 3:3
God’s faithfulness has been a theme for me this week.
Faithful= God will never lie. He can be trusted in everything. He is true to His word.
This is so wonderful! I thought I would think about some related verses.
Know therefore that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God.
Your faithfulness continues throughout all generations.
God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 Corinthians 1:9
Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall.
No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man;
and God is faithful,
who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able,
but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also,
so that you will be able to endure it.
1 Corinthians 10:12, 13
If we confess our sins,
He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins
and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1:9
What a faithful Friend. That makes me sing a little Selah.
2 Thessalonians 2 is a glimpse ahead. Who doesn’t want to know the future? Read it!
A few highlights of what is coming from this chapter:
The apostasy…falling away from the truth.
The man of lawlessness revealed who displays himself as being God.
The man’s activity is powered by Satan with power and signs and false miracles.
The Restrainer, the Holy Spirit, who is restraining now will be removed.
People will believe what is false because they didn’t believe the truth.
Jesus will end the chaos with the breath of His mouth and His appearance.
Paul says this spirit of lawlessness was already at work in his day. His day! What about our day? Oh yes! So what should we do? What? Panic? Hide? Try to change these events? That’s foolish…God says it’s coming. So what do we do?
So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught,
whether by word of mouth or by letter from us.
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself
and God our Father,
who has loved us
and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace,
comfort and strengthen your hearts
in every good work and word.
2 Thessalonians 2:15-17
We should stand firm and hold to the Bible!
Are you reading and studying your Bible?
Come to know God in His word. Come to understand God’s purposes and working in history. Take your stand there. Don’t fall away from truth yourself!
Then what? Work! God will strengthen and comfort you in those two things…
every good work and word!
Now let’s get to it!
The Bible stands though the hills may tumble,
It will firmly stand when the earth shall crumble;
I will plant my feet on its firm foundation,
For the Bible stands.
…When the Lord Jesus will be revealed from heaven
with His mighty angels in flaming fire,
dealing out retribution to those who do not know God
and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.
These will pay the penalty of eternal destruction,
away from the presence of the Lord
and from the glory of His power,
when He comes to be glorified in His saints on that day,
and to be marveled at among all who have believed--
for our testimony to you was believed.
To this end also we pray for you always,
that our God will count you worthy of your calling,
and fulfill every desire for goodness and the work of faith with power,
so that the name of our Lord Jesus will be glorified in you,
and you in Him,
according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Thessalonians 1:9-12
So many important truths in these verses!
The Lord Jesus will come back in judgment.
There will be eternal destruction for those who won’t believe.
Believe now! Trust Him now! If you have questions…ask please!
He will be glorified in and marveled at by those who believe.
Think about YOUR future.
This world is temporary. Live for what is eternal.
Don’t waste your precious life!
More than anything I would like to encourage you in your walk with God!