875. Christ is directing you into God’s love
Christ is directing you into God’s love – 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17, 2 Thessalonians 3:3-5
2 Thessalonians 2:13-17
13 But we are bound (under obligation) to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of
the Lord (Christ), because God hath from the beginning chosen (chose) you to salvation (safety) through (remaining within) sanctification (to set in a state corresponding to God’s nature) of the Spirit (holy spirit) and belief (faith) of the truth:
14 Whereunto (Unto which) he called (summoned, to call by name) you by our gospel, to the obtaining (unto acquiring) of the glory (splendor, brilliance resting within the appearance) of our Lord Jesus Christ.
15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast (firm), and hold (lay hold on) the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle (letter).
16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God,
even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given (gave) us everlasting (everlasting of or belonging to an age) consolation (a calling near, summons, encouraging, exhortation, invitation) and good hope (expectation of future good) through (resting within) grace (free undeserved favor),
17 Comfort (to speak to, to pacify) your hearts, and stablish (set fast, establish) you in (remaining within) every good word (logos: spoken word as connected to the inner thoughts) and work (that which is accomplished by labor).
2 Thessalonians 3:3-5
the Lord (Christ) is faithful, who shall stablish (set fast, establish) you, and keep (gaurd) you from evil (the wicked one).
4 And we have confidence (faith) in (resting within)
the Lord (Christ) touching (on account of) you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command (charge) you.
the Lord (Christ) direct (guide) your hearts into (motion to the end) the love of God, and into the patient (patience as) waiting for Christ.
Christ is directing you into God’s love