Today’s scripture: 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4
Today, we begin a journey through Paul’s second letter to the church in
Thessalonica. As was his habit, he begins by greeting the church and praying for
God’s grace and peace to cover them. Then he gives specific thanks for their
“enlarged” faith and love for one another.
Finally, he, just like a proud father, commends them for their withstanding
“persecutions and affliction” with great faith and endurance.
Often when I read one of Paul’s letters, I ask myself, “If Paul were to write
to me, would he say the same things about my faith?”
I certainly hope so.
My faith has grown over the years, and I do try to love my brothers and sisters
more. And I do endure my daily afflictions. But I know I wouldn’t be able to do
any of this without the grace I receive from my Lord and Savior.
As you meditate on today’s verses, ask yourself the same question: What would
Paul write to you?