2 Thessalonians (1)

Today and for the next few days our devotions will be based on verses from the New Testament book of 2 Thessalonians.
In our Bible verses we learn that the Christians in Thessalonica were facing times of persecution. The city was filled with false teachers and people who worshiped pagan gods. These people wanted to destroy the church. But in verses 3 and 4 we learn that these Christians were standing strong for Jesus.
Maybe you are facing times of persecution in your life. Maybe a friend or co-worker mocks you or laughs at you because you follow Jesus. Stand strong! Why? Because “God will do what is right. He will punish those who are causing you trouble. And he will bring relief to you who are troubled” (verses 6-7a). These are encouraging words when we are facing persecution.
Continue to grow in love and faith every day. Stand strong for Jesus and His Word.