Bible: 2 Thes 1:3-5

Thanksgiving

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.

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