Devotional

Christian Devotional – December 29, 2014

Read 2 Thessalonians chapter 1

VERSE:

2 Thessalonians 1:6–God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you.

TRUTH:

The people were under persecution. Paul had just praised them for having faith and standing firm in the face of such persecution. Now he is reminding that God sees everything that is going on and all that is happening. But not only does God see it, Paul reminds them that God is just. He will act on it in His own time. This remains true today. As we go through difficulties and persecution, we are to stand firm and have faith in God. God has not changed His nature or His character. He is still just and He will still pay back trouble to those who trouble us. We must be patient and wait on Him, not try to bring about vengeance on our own. God is just. We will leave the situation to Him.

RESPONSE:

Father, You see the responses that people give and the way that people act. You are not surprised by anything that they do or don’t do. I will continue to place my faith in You and I will rest in knowing You, for You are just. You will handle things Your way in Your time. I will continue to pray for the people and the situations, asking for Your perfect will to be done!

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