Bible: 2 Thessalonians 1:3-10

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. 1:6 For it is right 4  for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you, 1:7 and to you who are being afflicted to give rest together with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed 5  from heaven with his mighty angels. 6  1:8 With flaming fire he will mete out 7  punishment on those who do not know God 8  and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. 1:9 They 9  will undergo the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his strength, 10  1:10 when he comes to be glorified among his saints and admired 11  on that day among all who have believed – and you did in fact believe our testimony. 12 

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