Daily Scripture & Questions
II Thessalonians 1-3 This second letter to the Thessalonians is probably written shortly after the first, when Paul had received an update of what was happening back in Thessalonica. In chapter one, what descriptions are used of the judgment on those who do not obey the gospel of Jesus? How would this truth help the persecuted Christians endure? What misunderstanding about the “day of the Lord” were they laboring under? How does Paul correct this? Whether caused by their misunderstanding of end times or just plain laziness, what were some of them doing that dishonored the Lord? Make sure to note the great instructive passages on prayer in 1:11-12; 2:16; 3:1-5, 16.
Family Devotions—Scripture & Questions
Read II Thessalonians 3:6-12. What were some of the people doing (or not doing) that was wrong? What rule did the apostle Paul give to deal with this problem? Do you have a good work ethic?
Biblical Prayer Focus
Jude 24-25 “Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.”
Give expressions of praise to God and His Son, Jesus. Entrust yourself, and those you are praying for, into His strong hands, asking that He would hold on to you and keep you from stumbling even when you don’t have the strength to hold on to Him. Give Him praise that He is the One Who began a good work in us and will bring it to completion.