Woven together in Love
The Greatest Gift of Love
2 Thessalonians 3:1-5 The Message
3 1-3 One more thing, friends: Pray for us. Pray that the Master’s Word will simply take off and race through the country to a groundswell of response, just as it did among you. And pray that we’ll be rescued from these scoundrels who are trying to do us in. I’m finding that not all “believers” are believers. But the Master never lets us down. He’ll stick by you and protect you from evil.4-5 Because of the Master, we have great confidence in you. We know you’re doing everything we told you and will continue doing it. May the Master take you by the hand and lead you along the path of God’s love and Christ’s endurance.
Some times we just need to know that what we believe and what we are doing is recognized as authentic Christianity. Paul is providing such feedback to the Thessalonians. But, what is more powerful is your own recognition that because of what you believe and how you act out your beliefs brings comfort to those in distress, peace to those in turmoil and forgiveness to the unforgivable. Have confidence in your faith. Live in the world of agape.