Tag: 2nd Thessalonians 3:1-5

God’s Word speeds onward!

Scripture reading for November 23rd: 2nd Thessalonians 3, Psalms 84, Proverbs 17

2nd Thessalonians 3: 1-5 “Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the Word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you, and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith. But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one. And we have confidence in the Lord about you, that you are doing and will do the things that we command. May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.”

As Paul closed out this letter to his friends in Thessalonica, he asked for prayer. His request was that God’s Word would be spread quickly by believers and his own ministry and that it would be honored by many more trusting in Jesus Christ. He asked for deliverance from evil and wicked men who because of no faith were under Satan’s deception. He knew that God was faithful and would answer prayers that aligned with His will. Paul prophetically declared his confidence in God concerning the believers in Thessalonica. He was confident in their faithfulness to apply God’s Word and pray. Paul prayed for them that God would direct their hearts deeper into His Love and the steadfastness of Christ Jesus, Who is eternally Faithful and True. All who trust in the Lord will walk in light and God’s Shield of Christ’s love!

Psalm 84:11-12 “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. O Lord of Hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in You.”

Prayer: Father God, thank You for Your amazing faithfulness and that of Jesus Christ, our Example and Paul, the Apostle. Thank You for the privilege of prayer and answering prayer. Cover my sins today and protect me from the evil one. May Your Word speed forth to every person You direct me to today through my attitude, actions and words. I declare my trust in You today as my Sun and Shield!

Proverbs 17:9 “Whoever covers an offense seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates close friends.”

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God is Faithful!

Scripture reading for June 24th:  1st Kings 5, 2nd Chronicles 2, 2nd Thessalonians 3

Key Scriptures:  2nd Thessalonians 3:1-5 “Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the Word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you, and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men.  For not all have faith.  But the Lord is faithful.  He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.  And we have confidence in the Lord about you, that you are doing and will do the things that we command.  May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.”

Paul asked the believers at Thessalonica to pray for him and his ministry team.  He asked that the Word of God would be speedily advanced and honored by those who heard it.  He also asked to be delivered from wicked and evil men who had no faith and refused to accept God’s Word.  Paul assured them that God was faithful!  He would answer prayers!  He would establish them and guard them from the evil one!  He would direct their hearts in loving God and being patient and firm in Christ Jesus!  He would build His Church and hell’s gates would not prevail.  To God be all glory!

2nd Chronicles 2:5  “The house that I am to build will be great, for our God is greater than all gods.” 

Faith confession and prayer:  Thank You Lord for all Your precious promises!  May Your Church be built through Your faithfulness and my obedience.  Protect me and Your Church from the evil one and help me to love and obey.

1st Kings 5:4-5  “But now the Lord has given me rest on every side.  There is neither adversary or misfortune.  And so I intend to build a house for the Lord my God, as the Lord said to David my father, . .”

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