Daily Devotions

2 Thessalonians

2 Thessalonians 
Day 3

"The righteous judgment of God..."

Text: 2 Thessalonians 1:5


The apostle Paul held fast to a perspective that was truly deep and profound. The following text reveals some very deep thoughts.

“Which is manifest evidence of the righteous judgment of God,
that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God,
for which you also suffer; since it is a righteous thing with God
to repay with tribulation those who trouble you”

2 Thessalonians 1:5-6

1. “The righteous judgment of God”

a) It is the prerogative of God to judge all mankind.
b) God’s judgment will always be:
i) Righteous
ii) It would be fair.
iii It would be according to truth.
c) God also reserves the right to mete justice.
i) He can judge the wicked who persecute the innocent and blameless.
ii) He reserves the right to repay with tribulation those who cruelly hurt others through persecution.
d) It would be made manifest.
i) Not every person can comprehend God’s judgment.
ii) God will manifest evidence of righteous Divine justice.

2. “The kingdom of God”

a) This was the theme preached by:-
i) John the baptizer
ii) The Lord Jesus Himself
iii) Paul and other dedicated servants of God
b) Appreciating the kingdom of God
i) It is a glorious and eternal kingdom.
ii) It is worth suffering for.
iii) All believers are part of the Church, which in turn is part of the Kingdom of God.