‘Message Of Comfort’ From 2 Thessalonians

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Written by Paul, as a sequel to Paul’s First Letter to The Thessalonians. It was written a few months later while Paul is in Corinth.

it has been passed on to Paul, that some in Thessalonica have misunderstood his teaching about the second coming of Christ. The misinterpretation had some believing the second coming was any moment, and had caused some to stop working and just sitting around waiting. While others are seeing their continued persecution as signs this must be happening soon. 2 Thessalonians is a response to their misinterpretations.

In verse 1 verse 1 and 2, there is a slight different to the salutations use in 1 Thessalonians    In firs Thess, God The Father becomes God our Father  in 2 Thesss, and where Paul had wished them grace and peace, in 1 Thess, here Paul adds ‘from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ in 2 Thess. Both of these slight difference are likely attempts to comfort the persecuted believers by pointing them to the source of all that is worthwhile in their lives.

Paul offers Commendation in the face of persecution. Paul has an expression of thanks to God for what had  miraculously taken place in the hearts and lives of the Thessalonians believers

Paul offers comfort and promise in the face of persecution. Yes they are being persecuted, yet their endurance is proof of God’s work in their hearts and guarantee of His promises regarding their future reward in the kingdom, therefore they should take comfort.

Paul tells about remaining worthy of their calling. Pauls’ description of the return of Christ Jesus is intended to provide comfort for the believers in their sufferings..Paul wants the truth of the second coming to not only comfort their hearts and minds, but also to impact their hands and feet, {faith in action}

The point is Christ Jesus will come again, for those who are looking forward to His return, there will be signs to indicate His return, but we should all just be living a life that is worthy of His Calling.

Key verses: 3 verse 3  “But The Lord can be trusted to make you strong and protect you from harm.”

And A final Greeting: 3 verse 16 “May the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with all of you.”.

He is the Lord of Peace, hold on to this it is a wonderful promise of the companionship with  Our Lord and Our Friend.

Remember one thing from 2 Thessalonians  “THE LORD WILL RETURN AND JUSTICE WILL BE DONE.”

Read the excitement in, 2 Thessalonians and enjoy and soak in the Peace that has been so freely given.

God Bless.

O F J.

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