2 Thessalonians 1
The church in Thessalonica had found “hardship as a pathway to peace” in following Jesus. They were growing in their faith and their agape love for each other. Paul, Silas, and Timothy celebrated their faithfulness, endurance, and spiritual growth. They asked God to give the Thessalonians the grace and ability to live in a way that pleases God. Remember that this letter is communication between people who have found a miracle of life-changing grace in Jesus Christ. They all prayed for each other to receive grace and peace from God. We need the daily help of God to live out a “Thank You” to Jesus for salvation. Choosing to love each other as we grow stronger spiritually. There will be ultimate rest when Jesus returns. We will have great joy. We will be praising Jesus.