Everything I Ever Needed To Know I Learned From Second Thessalonians
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. *** We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing. *** We always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. *** We ask you, brothers, not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word *** Let no one deceive you in any way. *** The mystery of lawlessness is already at work. *** God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth. *** To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. *** So then, brothers, stand firm *** Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word. *** The Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one. *** May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ. *** Keep away from any brother who is walking in idleness *** If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat. *** Some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies. 12 Now such persons we command and encourage in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living. *** Do not grow weary in doing good. *** Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. *** The Lord be with you all. *** The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.