A request and a warning

Paul opens II Thes. ch. 3 with a request for prayer:

Pray that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored. Pray for deliverance and protection from evil and wicked men. These are good things to pray for and it is easy to understand why Paul would want prayer for such things, as should we.

In the second part of the chapter, Paul warns the Christians in Thessalonika about a certain kind of people. He warns them to stay away from these people and not become like these people.

Does anyone know who these people are? Why is Paul so adamant about keeping away from them?

What type of person would this be in our world today? How do you love these people and spread the message of Jesus to them?

Some thoughts to ponder for your Friday…

And pray today that the message of Jesus would spread rapidly through our church community in an honoring way, and that we would have protection and deliverance from the evil one.

1 comment:

  1. Lazy.

    Entitled. Tough love, like he recommends.

    Okay, back in ch2 v. 7 he references when the One who is holding (this lawlessness) back steps out of the way. I think that refers to the Holy Spirit. I would also guess that means that's when we're out of here. Since the Spirit won't be taken from us.