• Second Thessalonians Devotional

    2 Thessalonians 1:1-2

    Second Thessalonians goes over some of the same ground as 1 Thessalonians, but this is a good thing. We are slow to learn, and we need God to repeat Himself to us if we are to grow in the knowledge of His truth. Let us be grateful that the Lord graciously repeats Himself often in Scripture so that we better understand. Let us also pray that we will take to heart God’s message as we study His Word. View Resource

  • History and the Christian Faith Devotional

    2 Thessalonians 1-3

    All three of these types of problems still exist in the church today. Determine to stand strong in the face of persecution. Beware of false teachers—be discerning whom you follow. Resist the temptation to be idle. Pray that when the kingdom comes you will be found faithfully working the field God has given you. View Resource

  • Continuing Good News From Thessalonica Devotional

    2 Thessalonians 1:3-4

    Showing gratitude to God for other believers is an obligation that we frequently forget. However, other Christians are good gifts from the Lord, and their presence in our lives is one of the means by which we become more conformed to the image of Jesus. Let us take time today to thank God for the Christians He has placed in our lives. View Resource

  • Our Final Rescue From Affliction Devotional

    2 Thessalonians 1:5–10

    At His return, Jesus “will take me and all his chosen ones to himself into the joy and glory of heaven” (The Heidelberg Catechism, A. 52). What greater comfort could there be than to know that we will live before the face of God forever, free from sin and all the pain that it causes? Let us pray that we will always long for this great day and that our longing for it will make us more willing to suffer for the kingdom whenever it is necessary. View Resource

  • The Righteous Judgment of God Devotional

    2 Thessalonians 1:5-8

    At times in the Christian life, believers may question whether they have genuine faith in Christ and thus whether they have salvation. One test of the authenticity of our faith is our willingness to suffer for Jesus. If we are so willing, this can help us to be assured that we have authentic trust in the Savior. View Resource

  • What Happens at Jesus’ Return Devotional

    2 Thessalonians 1:9-10

    Hell is real, and its horror is far greater than we can imagine. All those who do not believe the gospel will suffer eternal punishment there. This is an impetus for us to believe the gospel and for us to share the truth of Christ with others. People can only believe if they know the gospel, and they will know it only as God’s people take it to the nations. View Resource

  • The Bliss for the Righteous Devotional

    2 Thessalonians 1:11-12

    What God has in store for all His servants is far better than we can describe or conceive of in our present state. Even the best that this world can offer cannot be compared to what the Lord has for His people in the world to come. If we are convinced that what lies ahead is far better than anything we can imagine, we will be strengthened to persevere in serving the Lord no matter what may come our way. View Resource