Thursday, March 3, 2016

2 Thessalonians, Day 3 Readings

Keep Away from Anyone Who Might Lead You Astray         

Today's reading is the conclusion of 2 Thessalonians.   Mainly, it encourages the Thessalonians not to just wait on Jesus' return, but to remain active in life and in their duty to spread the Christian gospel.

On a deeper level, though, it continues the theme of distrust which runs through the entire letter.  Do not trust those who lead you toward evil things.  Do not trust those who tell you the endtimes have already begun.  In fact, don't even trust someone because they say they are a Christian, especially if they seem lazy or are just gossips.  The stakes just too high -- you don't want to be misled into Hell.

Read 2 Thessalonians 3:1-18  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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Reading the Bible in Its Entirety

If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read 2 Thessalonians 3 today.