Bible: 2 Thes 1:3-5
1:3 We ought to thank God always for you, brothers and sisters, 1 and rightly so, 2 because your faith flourishes more and more and the love of each one of you all for one another is ever greater. 1:4 As a result we ourselves boast about you in the churches of God for your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and afflictions you are enduring.
Encouragement in Persecution
1:5 This is evidence of God’s righteous judgment, to make you worthy 3 of the kingdom of God, for which in fact you are suffering.