2 Thessalonians 3 Commentary

Please choose a passage:

2 Thessalonians 3:1-5

Paul asks for prayers that his efforts to spread the gospel elsewhere would be as fruitful as they were with the Thessalonians. He tells them that he is confident that they will continue to grow in their faith. God and Christ strengthen us against the actions of the Devil.

2 Thessalonians 3:6-15

Paul deals with an issue within the Thessalonian church. There are some believers who aren’t providing for themselves by refusing to work. They are going around and living off the work of others, as well as stirring conflict by acting as busybodies. Paul’s solution is for the Thessalonians to stop feeding these people, to get them back to work, and if they refuse, to ignore them until they repent.

2 Thessalonians 3:16-18

Paul blesses his readers with words of goodwill from God, that the Thessalonians would experience His peace and favor always.