2 Thessalonians 2

Before Reading.

  • Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.

Reading.

  • Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
  • Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
  • Take a note if you have question, inspiration.  

Read    2 Thessalonians 2

The day of the Lord.

One of the issues that Thessalonian church dealt with was about the day of the Lord and the second coming of Christ.

Apostle Paul wrote to correct misled understanding of his first letter regarding Christ’s second coming (1 Thessalonian 5:1-3), and some ecstatic individuals who said that the day of the Lord had already came, and they deceived Thessalonian congregation. He taught that the day of the Lord had not come yet, but the rebellion and the man of lawlessness and persecution would precede the second coming of Christ.

False prophets and persecution were two signs of precedence of the day of the Lord. His point was the day of the Lord has not come yet, but it would come like a thief, therefore, therefore, be alert.

Apostle Paul assured Thessalonian congregation who were deceived by misled understanding of the day of the Lord and the second coming of Christ, that God chose them to save by the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit, and exhorted them to hold to the right teachings they received from him, the right understanding of the day of the Lord and the second coming of Christ, with his praying of encouragement and hope for them.

After Reading —- Reflection and prayer.

  • Reflect on this question, “What does God speak to me today in this chapter?
  • Pray that God’s word today be the way, the life, and the truth to you.
  • Live it out through the day.

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