Thank you! – 61

Happy Thanksgiving – 2021!

In less than two weeks, I have finished reading and commenting on Paul’s Second Letter to the Thessalonians.  I have now finished the New Testament four canonical gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, plus the Acts of the Apostles, and Paul’s letters to the Romans, as well 1 Corinthians and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians. and 2 Thessalonians.  Every time I finish commenting on a book of the Bible, I send a thank you blog.  How appropriate that today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States of America.  Thus, I give thanks to God also.  I usually post five blogs a day covering a verse of the biblical books.  So far, I have posted over 14,430 blogs about the individual paragraphs of all the 46 books of the Old Testament, plus the individual verses of the first fourteen books of the New Testament.  It has taken me eight years to get this done, since I first began in 2013.

253 people follow this blog every day.  Many people have visited this site, with the recent month of October, 2021 that had 1,007 people visit this site.  There have been over 80,900 hits on this blog since its inception.  I just want to thank all of you.  Word Press sent me a compilation that showed that about 52,200 people from 174 other countries have visited this web site since its inception.

I realize that over 14,510 people have left comments this year, but I have not responded to them.  Some of you might want to moderate my comments, which is fine with me.  If you want to contact me directly, my email is

Some of you sent me more than ten emails about how you liked this website during the last month, especially

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Thank you to everyone. 

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Conclusion (chapter 3)

Paul ended this letter with the hope that the Lord of peace would give them peace in every way and at all times.  He wanted the Lord to be with them.  Then Paul said that he was using his own hand or signature to send this greeting to indicate that this was his letter.  He wanted the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ to be with all of them.  Do you have the grace of Christ with you?

Neglect of work (chapter 3)

Paul said that the believing Thessalonians should avoid the idlers and unruly people in their community.  Paul commanded them in name of Jesus Christ.  These people were not living according to the traditions and instructions that Paul had given to them.  They ought to imitate Paul and his companions, since they were not idle when they were in Thessalonica.  Instead, they worked night and day and did not eat anyone’s bread without paying for it.  They were not a burden to anyone, so that they could give them an example on how the Thessalonians were to live and imitate him.  Some of the Thessalonian Christians had become idle busybodies, not doing any work.  Paul commanded that they should earn their own living by working quietly.  He had told them that anyone that was not willing to work, should not eat.  They should do what is right even when they are a little tired.  Are you a freeloader?

Paul’s prayer (chapter 3)

Paul asked the Thessalonians to pray for him and his companions, so that the word of God might spread more rapidly and be glorified like it was among the people of Thessalonica.  He hoped that they would be rescued form evil people who do not believe anything.  The Lord is faithful and will guard them from these evil people.  Paul had confidence in the Lord that they would continue to do what Paul had asked them to do.  God would direct them to a life of love and steadfastness in Christ.  Do you have a life of love and steadiness?

Chosen for salvation (chapter 2)

Paul said that we give thanks to God because the Thessalonians were one of the first to be chosen by God for salvation by the Holy Spirit because of their belief in truth.  God’s call to them came through Paul’s preaching to them about the good news or the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Now they can obtain the glory of Jesus Christ.  They just have to stand firm.  They have to follow the traditions that Paul taught them.  How did you learn about Jesus Christ?

The role of Satan (chapter 2)

Paul indicated that this lawless one was aided by Satan, who used all his power, wonder and deceptive signs.  Satan was particularly effective with those who were perishing.  Those people did not love truth, so they liked Satan with his wicked deceptions and false delusions.  Thus, they believed what was false.  All those who have not believed in the truth but loved unrighteous will be condemned.  Is Satan at work in your false life?

The lawless one (chapter 2)

Paul talked about a rebellion before the Day of the Lord would come.  The lawless one would appear, even though he was destined for destruction.  This lawless one was going to declare himself God, as an object of worship, since he was going to take his seat in the Temple.  Paul reminded the Thessalonians that he told them about this lawless person when he was with them in Thessalonica.  Right now, this lawless person was being restrained.  However, the mystery of this lawlessness one was already at work.  When the lawless one would be revealed, Jesus would destroy him.  Do you worry about lawless people?

The coming Day of the Lord (chapter 2)

Paul was going to explain the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.  They would be gathered together.  They were not to be shaken, alarmed, or deceived.  Some have said that the Day of the Lord was already here.  They have said this orally and with the written word by a letter, as if it was from Paul.  They should not be misled.  Paul was going to explain this further.  What do you know about the Day of Our Lord?