Having thanked God for his work in the Thessalonian believers and addressed their concerns about the Day of the Lord, Paul confronts a problem in the church. He shows himself a model of spiritual diligence (3:1–5) as well as working hard physically (3:6–12), and he encourages the believers to do the same.
The second chapter addresses specific questions the Thessalonian believers had for Paul (2:1). These questions involved the timing of Jesus’ second coming and the gathering of believers to be with the Lord. In spite of present persecution and impending evil, Paul encourages the believers with God’s election and calling, and commands them to persevere through […]