06 November 2022 - Paul's words of instruction and comfort to the church of Thessalonika have special relevance for us and the times in which we live. First, Paul thanks God for their faith and steadfastness in the midst of suffering, but he also warns them not to be deceived or get too excited or be deceived about the coming of the Lord. That will not happen until the man of lawlessness is revealed and proclaim himself to be God - even though the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Surely this teaches us to avoid foolish speculation about the end times which has only brought confusion and embarrassment to the church.
Readings; Haggai 1:15b-2:9; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-17; Luke 20:27-38.