God's Truth for Trying Times - 7/9/21


God’s Truth for Trying Times - 7/9/21


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: 2 Thessalonians 1:3-4

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. Therefore we ourselves boast about you in the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions that you are enduring. [2 Thessalonians 1:3-4 ESV]


CONSIDER: It is abundantly clear that as we realize how beloved we are of God, we love our brothers and sisters in Christ even more, and that depth of relationship that gets developed helps all of us persevere as we encounter the various trials of life.


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?