Jesus is Coming

Paul wrote in 1 Thessalonians that Jesus is coming again. The Christians in Thessalonica were excited to know that.
But the Thessalonian Christians became upset, too. 2 Thessalonians 2:2 tells us that they were easily upset and afraid. They thought Paul meant that Jesus was coming in just a few days.
If we knew for sure that Jesus was coming tomorrow, we might be upset and afraid, too. We would hurry to tell our unsaved friends about Jesus. Maybe we would throw out some of our books and magazines. We would pray and ask God to forgive our sins. We would live pure and holy during our last day on earth.
Paul wrote 2 Thessalonians to calm the Christians. He explained that some events would happen before Jesus returns (2:3-12). He also described the terrible things that will happen to people who do not know God (1:8). Then Paul told them again that Christians can be comforted (2:17).
Christians can be comforted whether Jesus returns tomorrow or in 1,000 years. But non-Christians should be afraid. Do you fear Jesus’ return, or does it bring you comfort?