2 Thessalonians 2:15-17
Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.
Here Paul encourages the church at Thessalonica to stand firm. Exodus 14:13 says, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today.” This was when the armies of Egypt pursued Israel to the Red Sea. 2 Chronicles 20:17 says, “You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem.” This is when the Ammonites and Moabites came to attack Judah. Jehosophat “feared, and set himself to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.” Psalm 33:11 says, “But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.” We stand firm by seeking the Lord and being willing to trust Him and praise Him in the face of whatever may come against us. His love never fails.
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