Bible: 2 Thess 3

Request for Prayer

3:1 Finally, pray for us, brothers and sisters, 1  that the Lord’s message 2  may spread quickly and be honored 3  as in fact it was among you, 3:2 and that we may be delivered from perverse and evil people. For not all have faith. 3:3 But the Lord is faithful, and he 4  will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. 3:4 And we are confident about you in the Lord that you are both doing – and will do – what we are commanding. 3:5 Now may the Lord direct your hearts toward the love of God 5  and the endurance of Christ. 6 

Response to the Undisciplined

3:6 But we command you, brothers and sisters, 7  in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from any brother who lives an undisciplined 8  life 9  and not according to the tradition they 10  received from us. 3:7 For you know yourselves how you must imitate us, because we did not behave without discipline 11  among you, 3:8 and we did not eat anyone’s food without paying. 12  Instead, in toil and drudgery we worked 13  night and day in order not to burden any of you. 3:9 It was not because we do not have that right, but to give ourselves as an example for you to imitate. 14  3:10 For even when we were with you, we used to give you this command: “If anyone is not willing to work, neither should he eat.” 3:11 For we hear that some among you are living an undisciplined life, 15  not doing their own work but meddling in the work of others. 16  3:12 Now such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to work quietly and so provide their own food to eat. 17  3:13 But you, brothers and sisters, 18  do not grow weary in doing what is right. 3:14 But if anyone does not obey our message through this letter, take note of him and do not associate closely with him, so that he may be ashamed. 3:15 Yet do not regard him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother. 19 

Conclusion

3:16 Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with you all. 3:17 I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand, which is how I write in every letter. 20  3:18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. 21 

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