2 Thessalonians 3 Devotional Commentary

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2 Thessalonians 3:3

How often the 'BUTS' of the Bible stand in stark contradistinction between i) the faithfulness of God and His great goodness, and ii) the trite unbelief of His children and their sinfulness. We praise God for the many, eternal 'BUTs' in the Bible. And we rejoice for the glorious 'BUT' in this verse, where we read, "BUT the Lord is faithful, Who shall establish you, and guard you from the evil one."


2 Thessalonians 3:4

It was not long after his first letter to them that Paul received news of the Thessalonian Christians from a trusted contact. He was blessed to hear the good news that they were growing in grace and remaining faithful to the truth, despite the severe persecution they were facing.

Paul also was given disturbing information that a forged letter containing a false teaching was circulating, purportedly from him. It had even caused read more...

2 Thessalonians 3:5

Paul was a man of prayer who believed that, although everything in life was subject to God's divine will, eternal purpose, and sovereign permission, God also hears the intercessions of the saints and answers the prayers of His servants - causing all things to work together for our good and for His own glory. And so in this section of Scripture, we discover Paul asking for prayer, while resting on the fact that God is the strength of our heart and our portion read more...

2 Thessalonians 3:6

The truth of the gospel of Christ is equally under attack today as it was in the days of the apostle Paul. Most of his epistles include sections that address various false teachings that were infiltrating a particular church or congregation, as well as providing clear teaching, sound doctrine, important correction, and great encouragement.

In this letter, Paul had to remind the believers of his earlier teaching on the return of read more...

2 Thessalonians 3:13

In the final few verses of this second letter to the Christians at Thessalonica, Paul gives some wonderful instructions on spiritual growth. He encourages these believers to finish the race that is set before them, to patiently endure the hardships that they may have to face, and not to grow weary of doing the right thing.

Even in Paul's day, there was much confusion and false teaching concerning the prophesied Day-of-the-Lord, read more...

2 Thessalonians 3:16

From the dawn of mankind, there is probably nothing more sought after in this world at war, than peace. Nations have fought bitter wars for the sake of peace and lives have been lost in a vain pursuit after peace. But the peace that is offered by this world's system, is a false, fragile, imperfect, pseudo-peace, that leaves in its wake a hungry heart and a disappointed soul.

The God of Peace started to unveil Himself as, read more...