As God’s prophetic plan unfolds in the world, the Christian has a day of hope and desire ahead of them when Christ appears to gather His church. But another day looms for those who reject the gospel. Knowing that we have hope in Christ, we must carry that hope to as many as we can here and now.
2 Thessalonians 2:1-4
A time is coming when those who are afflicted for the sake of Christ will be comforted, and those who trouble the church will be afflicted by God. Now is the time to find peace with God through His Son before He returns to judge the world in righteousness.
We often think that God and His justice have abandoned us when we suffer for His name or experience tribulations in this life. Paul reminds us that God has not forsaken us but is actually preparing us for His return and everlasting kingdom.