Daily Devotions

2 Thessalonians

2 Thessalonians 
Day 31

"Do not grow weary in doing good..."

Text: 2 Thessalonians 3:13


Genuine faith in God must always find itself expressed in practical ways. Good works will naturally accompany faith! This was consistently taught by the apostles of the Lord Jesus Christ.

“But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary in doing good.
And if anyone does not obey our word in this epistle,
note that person and do not keep company with him,
that he may be ashamed. Yet do not count him as an enemy,
but admonish him as a brother.”

2 Thessalonians 3:13-15

1. “But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary in doing good”

a) The Thessalonian brethren were active in doing good deeds.
b) They must not feel weary in their attempt at doing good deeds.

2. “And if anyone does not obey our word in this epistle”

a) Disobedience was anticipated.
b) There would be some who would walk in disobedience.
c) The epistles of the Apostles must be given appropriate regard.
i) The authority of the Lord is to be recognized.
ii) The authority of the apostle is derived directly from the Lord Himself.

3. Actions recommended concerning those who walk in disobedience

a) The errant believer must be disciplined.
i) Fellowship with him is not recommended.
ii) Not keeping company with the disobedient brother is a form of disciplinary action.
b) Goal of the disciplinary action:
i) To cause the errant believer to reconsider his errant ways.
ii) The errant believer must feel shame for his errant ways.
c) The errant believer however is not to be treated as an enemy.
i) Hostility is not recommended.
ii) The person must know that he is still regarded as a brother.
iii) Restoration of an errant brother is the chief goal.