God's Truth for Trying Times - 6/21/21


God’s Truth for Trying Times - 6/21/21


We need God’s truth in trying times. Read the Scripture passage, think about what it is saying, then pray; by yourself or with your household. Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly (Col. 3:16).


READ: 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13

Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you, and may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you, so that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints. [1 Thessalonians 3:11-13 ESV] 


CONSIDER: This prayer seems to be the central focus of the letter. It points out the effects of the Word upon Christian fellowship. God establishes His beloved in His powerful Word and grows their love for the Church and all people. Sanctification is the goal at the coming of Christ.


THINK: What does this declare about God? What are God’s people being called to do? What assurance is given? How does the Word of God transform our hearts and lives and relationships?