10/13/19: 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12; Psalm 83:1-18; Proverbs 25:11-14
2 Thessalonians 1: 6 God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you 7 and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels. 8 He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. 9 They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might 10 on the day he comes to be glorified in his holy people and to be marveled at among all those who have believed. This includes you, because you believed our testimony to you.
We are some times perplexed and angry when we see the persecution of the church and other believers. And I find myself impatient as to when God will “even the score.”
The above verses help me realize that when I am impatient I am trying to put God on “my timetable.” I desire immediate justice!
Because the word “will” used multiple times in the above passage is a future-tense word. The Lord is just and He will judge and reward based on our service — & based on His timetable.