Friday, April 12
2 Thessalonians 3:16-18
16 May the Lord of peace himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with all of you. 17 I, Paul, am writing this greeting with my own hand, which is an authenticating mark in every letter; this is how I write. 18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
As we conclude the 2 letters to the Thessalonians, Paul signs off by praying peace for his friends. He wants them to know it’s really him writing, so he uses some “authenticating mark,” maybe a signature or something in his handwriting. This is a personal letter written to those he loves. The Bible isn’t always formal. Sometimes it just communicates a picture of how we can love one another.
Father, I pray for those in my church today to have peace. Grow our relationships and willingness to be known by one another.
What have I learned and put into practice as I’ve read 1-2 Thessalonians?
Pick Four More Activities
Listen and Worship.
Pray a Psalm.
Read a Book.
Retell the Gospel to Yourself.
Take Some Notes on Today's Devotional.
Pray for Yourself, Your Family, Your Church, and the Lost.
Memorize a Verse.
List Five Things You're Thankful For.