Daily Devotions

2 Thessalonians

2 Thessalonians 
Day 13

"Do you not remember...?"

Text: 2 Thessalonians 2:5


The problem of forgetting was a problem that Moses highlighted to ancient Israel. It was now the turn of the apostle Paul to write this gentle reminder.

“Do you not remember that when I was still with you
I told you these things?”

2 Thessalonians 2:5

1. “Do you not remember?”

a) Remembering is something we must actively engage in.
b) It is something that we can and should practise diligently.
c) Some practical things we can do:-
i) Find motivation to remember.
ii) Cultivate the discipline of remembering.
iii) Determine to set aside time to recall.
iv) Take time to reflect and meditate on the significance of what we have been taught.
v) Master the teachings.
vi) Make these teachings an integral part of our daily life.
vii) Let the word of the Lord be reflected in the way our Faith grows from strength to strength.

2. “I told you these things”

a) These lessons about the Second Coming of Christ had already been taught.
b) The Return of the Lord with reference to those who have faith in Him.
i) The Lord Jesus will be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels (2 Thessalonians 1:7).
ii) He comes to be glorified with His saints (2 Thessalonians 1:10).
iii) Those who are asleep in Christ will return with Him (1 Thessalonians 4:14).
iv) Those who are alive will be raptured when Christ returns (1 Thessalonians 4:17).
v) This is a glorious hope that we have in Christ (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).
vi) Let us have patience and faith even if we have to suffer for the Lord (2 Thessalonians 1:4-5).
c) The Return of the Lord with reference to those who reject Him and persecute Christians.
i) They will be judged by the Lord for their wickedness.
ii) They will be punished according to their sins (2 Thessalonians 1:8-9).