Bible: 2 Thessalonians 1:4-9

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 1  of the kingdom of God, for which in fact you are suffering. 1:6 For it is right 2  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 3  from heaven with his mighty angels. 4  1:8 With flaming fire he will mete out 5  punishment on those who do not know God 6  and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. 1:9 They 7  will undergo the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his strength, 8 

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