2 Thessalonians 2
Jesus is coming back and all believers will be gathered with Him. Things will get crazy with rebellion and the “man of lawlessness” proclaiming to be God. And then this, “...the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming.” (2 Thessalonians 2:8)
We don’t fully grasp the extent of what is to come, but we know God wins.
Paul is writing to the believers in Thessalonica, who are awaiting Christ’s return. It was roughly 20 years after Jesus’ death on the cross. They were sure Jesus would come in their lifetime. It has now been more than 2,000 years–and we are still waiting.
Waiting is hard! Have you ever waited for something you were sure would come soon? At first, it was probably easy. You were filled with excitement and anticipation. But as time passed, you began to lose hope. You doubted it would ever come to pass. You even second guessed all that you believed. You lost your attention and focus.
Paul reminds us we must STAND FIRM during times of waiting. We must hold to the truths of the gospel. We must look to God’s Word to be our guide, and not what impressive icons, slick advertisements, and celebrities of the day might be telling us with their smooth words and enticing promises.
Our culture is set on steering us away from truth and righteousness, but we must stand firm. God’s truth is the only truth that will lead to life, peace, contentment, and joy. Everything else leads to ultimate suffering and torment. Sweet friends, Jesus is so worth the wait.
God, in the daily grind of trials and troubles, please help me stay focused on You and Your promises. Help me to not be deceived by those wishing to steer me away from Your truth. Help me to stand firm!
This post taken from my post on the @thouartexalted app for tweens/teens going through the New Testament! Such a privileged and honor to be a part of this ministry.
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