August 5, 2018: Daily Bible Reading Commentary for 2 Thessalonians 1-3

Click here for the reading


Commentary: This letter was written by Paul, Silas, and Timothy shortly after their first letter to the Thessalonians.  The letter begins as many of Paul’s letters begin, by thanking God.  Chapter 2 reveals the reason for the letter: people were saying that Christ had already returned!  Paul assures the Thessalonians that they have not missed Christ’s return.  Such an event will be impossible to miss, even for unbelievers.  We cannot predict the return of Christ and must remain strong in our faith, even when being persecuted, which will happen with more frequency the closer we come to His return.  Paul concludes the letter as he has with many others.

Focus Verses: 2:13-17  What is this passage saying?  Why is it important?  What does it mean to you?  How can you apply it to your life?