2 Thessalonians 2:13–17 (ESV)
we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth. 14 To
this, he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us,
either by our spoken word or by our letter.
16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, 17 comfort
your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.
I have said it before and I say it again… I get excited when we see God’s work in us.
“God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.” We didn’t choose God, God chose you!” Again… “he called you through our gospel…”
What is our response? To stand firm and hold to the traditions. Too often we want to take credit for our faith, while faith is a gift from God (Eph 2:8-9).
I pray: O Lord, you have chosen
me… help me to stand firm. Amen.