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,2 Thessalonians 2:16(NASB)
Paul cared for all the churches where he taught the glorious gospel of the grace of God, desiring that they would hold fast to the truth and stand firm in the teachings passed on to them by Paul himself. How he praised the Lord for the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit that was carried out in their lives, and how he encouraged the saints themselves to always give thanks to God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ.
Paul's desire for their ongoing sanctification and maturity in the faith was so strong that He prayed often and continuously that the Lord Jesus Christ and God the Father (Who loved us and gave us eternal encouragement by His grace), would encourage their hearts and strengthen their souls in every good work and word.
It is the Lord Jesus Christ and God the Father Who continue to love us as well. It is the Lord Jesus Christ and God the Father Who have given us eternal comfort by grace through faith. And it is the Lord Jesus Christ and God our Father Who have given us a good hope by His grace, and in the world to come, life everlasting.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the Lord Jesus Christ and the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit in my life today. Thank You that You loved me so much that You sent Him to be the propitiation for my sins and that by grace through faith in Him, I have received eternal comfort and a good hope. In Jesus' name, AMEN.