"#And the Lord directs your hearts into the love of God and into the patient waiting for Christ. II Thessalonians 3:5
The Greek word for the patient is Hypomone which means remaining behind and steadfastly enduring. James 5:11 Behold, we count them…"
"#And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you. II Thessalonians 3:4
The Greek word for confidence is Peitho which means to persuade or to convince by analogy, to pacify or conciliate…"
"#But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you and keep you from evil. II Thessalonians 3:3
The Greek word for evil is Poneros which means toilsome and bad. From a derivative of Ponos; hurtful, i.e. but especially (morally) culpable and…"
"#And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith. II Thessalonians 3:2
The Greek word for unreasonable is Atopos which means out of place or strange and amiss. From Topos; out of place, i.e. (figuratively)…"
"#Finally brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have a free course and be glorified, even as it is with you. II Thessalonians 3:1
The Greek word for a free course is Trecho meaning to run or to run or walk hastily. I Corinthians 9:24…"
"#Comfort your hearts and stablish you in every good word and work. II Thessalonians 2:17
The Greek word for stablish is Sterizo which means to make fast and establish. To turn resolutely in a certain direction and confirm steadfastly. Thus Paul is…"
"#Now our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God, even our Father, which hath loved us and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, II Thessalonians 2:16
The Greek word for consolation is Paraklesis which means a calling to one's…"
"#Where unto He called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ II Thessalonians 2:14
The Greek word for gospel is Euangelion which means good news. The same as Euaggelizo; a good message, i.e. The gospel. Good…"
"#But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth. II Thessalonians 2:13
The Greek word for…"
"#And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie. II Thessalonians 2:11
The Greek word for delusion is Plane meaning wandering or error. From the feminine of Planos (as abstractly) objectively, and…"
"#And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. II Thessalonians 2:10
The Greek word for deceivableness is Apate which means deceit from Apatao for…"
"#Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, II Thessalonians 2:9
The Greek word for Satan is Satanas which means the adversary, the devil. Of Chaldee origin corresponding to Mabad ( with the…"
"#And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of His mouth and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming: II Thessalonians 2:8
The Greek word for wicked is Anomos which means lawless, or without law. From…"
#And bring your youngest brother unto me: then shall I know that ye are no spies, but that ye are true men: so will I deliver you your brother and ye shall traffick in the land. Gen.42:34
Joseph is in grief as he wants to reveal himself to his brothers but this is the last test that he gives his brothers to prove themselves. O that men would praise the Lord, for His goodness and wonderful works to the children of men. Jacob is about to go down to the grave in sorrow. Job said man born of a woman is of a few days, and they are full of trouble. Job was a contemporary of Abraham, so Jacob should have known him.
#And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land. And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her and lay with her, and defiled her. Genesis 34:1,2
This was nothing short of rape what Shechem did to Dinah, although he felt like it was love for the damsel he committed a heinous crime. The brothers of Dinah would later avenge her rape. It could have been prevented if those brothers had walked with her in the first place, so she could not have been taken. I am thankful that I was able to protect my daughters from boys that may have been aggressive towards them because I was home with them. My presence in the home kept would be boys away who would do them harm, and this is the blessing of a father who is to be a covering for his daughter until he gives her away in marriage. I pray that more fathers will fulfill their role in the family as protectors and coverings for their daughters to protect them from such a tragedy as what happened to Dinah.
#And Abimelech charged all his people, saying, he that touches this man or his wife shall be put to death. Gen.26:11
Isaac made the same mistake his father Abraham made with Sarah yet God was merciful and warned Abimelech to charge his people not to touch Isaac or Rebekah, lest they be put to death. God will cause the wicked people to do His will when you cry out to God for mercy.
#For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38
Thank God for that marriage or divorce that may seem to separate you, yet it does not for God is greater than all these things. Continue to love and pray for your spouse out of the house, and let them know that God will make a way for you when there seems to be no way. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, No man comes to the Father except by Jesus Christ, even your spouse,
Be quick to hear, slow to wrath, as well as slow to speak, for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of Christ.
Now that most have made their resolutions, don't be angry when you fail to keep them. This is why our words should be few.
#The gas bill was $20 dollars and the electric bill $68 so combined they were $88 which was done using two portable heaters set at 68 degrees. My house is 2340 square feet, so this is good. Also used the fireplace a little bit to supplement the heat. So saving energy is always a good thing.
#Well, last month;s electric bill was $107 and this month is $68. So the portable A/C heaters are doing the job to conserve energy set at 68 degrees. It is quite comfortable once you get use to it. It pays to save when you can save.
#Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. Jude 1:21
This Christmas season see to it that you keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of the Lord Jesus Christ, as He may appear with salvation in His wings. So give God the glory for all the things He is doing in your lives each and every day.