2 Thessalonians 1 Edification and Comfort strengthens our faith, hope and love and helps us persevere in the midst of persecution as we look forward to eternal life at the coming of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah.
In the conclusion of 1 Thessalonians Paul blesses with this blessing:
“May the God of peace himself sanctify you completely. May your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah.”1 Thessalonians 5:23 WMB.
Paul begins 2 Thessalonians with a greeting.
“Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, to the assembly of Thessalonians in God our Father, and The LORD Jesus Christ,”2 Thessalonians 1:1.
Then blesses them and us with grace and peace.
“Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father, and The LORD Jesus Christ!” 2 Thessalonians 1:2.
Then, Paul thanks God for the Thessalonians with Kingdom perspective.
“We ought to give thanks to God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because increase greatly doth your faith, and abound doth the love of each one of you all, to one another; so that we ourselves do glory in you in the assemblies of God, for your endurance and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye bear; a token of the righteous judgment of God, for your being counted worthy of the reign of God, for which also ye suffer, since [it is] a righteous thing with God to give back to those troubling you — trouble, and to you who are troubled — rest with us in the revelation of The LORD Jesus from heaven, with messengers of his power, in flaming fire, giving vengeance to those not knowing God, and to those not obeying the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ; who shall suffer justice — destruction age-during — from the face of The LORD, and from the glory of his strength, when He may come to be glorified in his saints, and to be wondered at in all those believing — because our testimony was believed among you — in that day,”2 Thessalonians 1:3-10.
Paul concludes 2 Thessalonians 1 with this powerful prayer:
“For which also we do pray always for you, that our God may count you worthy of the calling, and may fulfill all the good pleasure of goodness, and the work of the faith in power, that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and Lord Jesus Christ.”2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 YLT.
“Now may the God of peace, who brought again from the dead the great shepherd of the sheep with the blood of an eternal covenant, our Lord Yeshua, make you complete in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Yeshua the Messiah, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.” Hebrews 13:20-21 WMB
~ Bill Bremer