SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR OCTOBER 11, 2022 (HE WILL BE REVEALED FROM HEAVEN)
TOPIC :HE WILL BE REVEALED FROM HEAVEN
Opening Prayer: Grant me grace dear Lord to apply what you will teach me today as I read this passage.
Scripture: 2 Thessalonians 1:1‐12
Question(s) for Reflection
• What does the passage teach about God the Father, or God the Son or God the Holy Spirit?
• Is there any example for me to follow or not to follow?
The brethren in the Thessalonian Church faced persecutions, trials (v.4), suffering (v.5), and troubles (v.7). What does this teach us about suffering and the Christian’s attitude to it? See also James 1:2‐4. Despite their situation, Apostle Paul had reasons to thank God for, and boast about, this Church. Identify the reasons for this in vs.3&4. Will there be any reason to thank God for, or boast about you in similar circumstances?
The core of this passage is the fact that the Lord Jesus will be revealed from heaven (see Acts 1:11). This event is yet to take place and recent global occurrences indicate that it is imminent. Take note of the things that will accompany His coming (see vs.6, 7a, 8‐9). Other things that will happen when He comes are in v.10. One of the most historic events at His coming is in tomorrow’s reading (2:8).
In view of these events, what preparations will you make in anticipation of the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ? Paul concludes with prayer. Notice what he prayed about (v.11), and why (v.12)?
So what? Live in expectancy to ensure you will be raptured.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Turn vs.11 and 12 into prayer for yourself and other believers.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with
Psalms 34:10; Ezra 1, 2; Job 29, 3
Daily Guide 11th October 2022 | Scripture Union