2 Thessalonians 1:12-Through Grace, Christians Will Glorify The Name Of Jesus Christ

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12 that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Our choices in life have to bring honor to Christ Jesus as the one who is working in us and directing us. The grace that Jesus has given is to enable us to exalt His holy name. 

Insight: Grace

Grace is God’s favor which is God’s power working in the lives of believers for the goal of accomplishing His will. 

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2 Thessalonians 1:2-Grace And Peace Comes From God Alone

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2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (WEB)

Here, Paul sends them a letter that would give them if they follow it, God’s favor and inner peace by obeying God’s Word.

Paul uses the word “God” for the Father and “Lord” for Jesus Christ. Both God and Lord refers to the same person, Yahweh.

God means to be sovereign, supreme ruler of all and can do what He pleases.

Lord means master, to be supreme and ruler overall with full authority. 

Deu. 10:17 

For Yahweh your God, he is God of gods, and Lord of lords, the great God, the mighty, and the awesome, who doesn’t respect persons, nor takes reward. (WEB)

Rev. 17:14 

These will war against the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings, and those who are with him are called chosen and faithful.” (WEB)

 

2 Thessalonians 1:1-An Introduction Of Paul, Silvanus, And Timothy

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1 Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, to the assembly of the Thessalonians in God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ (WEB)

Paul is also known as Saul who persecuted the church before his transformation [Acts 8:1-3] and was used greatly by the Lord Jesus Christ after his conversion [Acts 9:1-18] to spread the Gospel, debate Judaizers who wanted the believers to go back to the law, and to plant churches. 

Silvanus or Silas was a companion of Paul during his mission trips to Asia Minor [mordern day Turkey] and the establishment of the 7 churches spoken about in the Book of Revelation and through Greece [1 Corinthians 1:19]

Timothy was also a companion of Paul and would be dispatch by Paul to the churches like the one in Thessalonica to encourage them to continue in the faith and mission they have received from the Lord. In 1 Timothy 1:3, Paul sent Timothy to Ephesus to help stop some brethren from preaching and teaching false doctrine. Timothy was instrumental to Paul and the churches, helping the believers from drifting away from the truth.