How would you like to read through God's Love Letter—His Word, the Bible, with a group of like-minded, Christian girlfriends? We're doing that over in the private, Sweeter Than Honey, Facebook group. Did you know you don't have to start a Bible reading plan on January 1? You can begin today! This simple plan, and an accountability partner, will help you succeed. Who will be your accountability partner? Share this post with them and invite them to the private Facebook group.
Sweeter Than Honey is patterned after this Bible Reading Itinerary. On Tuesdays, here at the blog, I would love it if you and I could take a trip through God's Word and Sweeter Than Honey, together! I would also encourage you to Join us over in the private, Sweeter Than Honey, Facebook group, introduce yourself, meet new friends, and share your thoughts there as well. We're waiting for you!
2 Thessalonians 1-3: Do Not Grow Weary of Doing Good
Yesterday, we read the Apostle Paul’s first letter to the church at Thessalonica. He encouraged them to keep on keeping on and listed 15 things they should keep doing in his powerful benediction. Today, we are looking at his second, and final, letter to the Thessalonians which scholars feel was written not too long after the first. In his second letter, Paul writes much about the Second Coming as if maybe there was some confusion, misunderstanding, or false teaching among the church about the event. Then, in chapter 3, Paul encourages them not to be idle.
“Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the Word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you, and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith. But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one. And we have confidence in the Lord about you, that you are doing and will do the things that we command. May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.
“Do not grow weary of doing good” (3:13), Paul writes. He also writes this same reminder in Galatians 6:9 “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” It’s so easy for us to grow weary, isn’t it?! Let’s pray and ask God to give us strength, “the Lord is faithful” (3:3).
What are you weary of today, friend? This world makes me weary, but this world is not my home! Let's just remember, "for in due season we will reap." AMEN!
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Let's be intentional about focusing on God’s Word and the truths found there. Let's let it inspire us to live out our faith each day in a way that causes those we come in contact with to want what we have found. God sees you. He knows you by name, He knows the number of hairs on your head, and He cares about every detail of your daily existence. He wrote you a Love Letter. Let’s dive in!
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