Daily Bible Reading “Give Thanks for the HOPE We Have in Christ” (2 Thessalonians 2)

Give Thanks for the Hope we Have in Christ

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17. In the first chapter of the letter Paul wrote to the church at Thessalonica he addresses the tribulations that they have been going through. In this chapter he talks to them about the hope we have in Christ.
Even in that time the people thought the Lord was coming back or had already came and they missed it. Paul tells them of some of the signs of the times and things that will take place before the Lord comes back to gather His children.
Paul talks about the wrath that will come upon the people who refuse to accept Christ. It breaks my heart to think that anybody would have to go through this. It’s my desire that all would come to Christ, but I know there are some who won’t accept Him.
If you are reading this and have never accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, I urge you to pray and ask Him to come into your heart and forgive you of your sins, that you might escape the wrath to come and live eternally with Him in heaven.Paul gives thanks to God for the people and talks to them about the hope we have in Christ. Do you know of that hope?


Daily Bible Reading:
2 Thessalonians 2:1-17
1  Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2  That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
3  Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
4  Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
5  Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
6  And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
7  For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
8  And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9  Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,
17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.

Things to think about:

  • How do you know if you’ve found the hope of the Lord?
  • In what ways does the Lord comfort your heart?
  • Do you look forward to the coming of Christ?


Prayer of the day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for the hope we have in You. We pray for those who haven’t yet accepted Your salvation, that they might accept Jesus as Lord and Savior of their lives. We give thanks to You for Your love for us and the comfort we have in You. We love You, LORD. Amen.

Bible Verse to Journal or Memorize:

God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

– 2 Thessalonians 2:13

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