“2 Thessalonians 3:3”

Categories: Bible Recall

Bible Recall Verse:

2 Thessalonians 3:3, “But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.”

IMMEDIATE CONTEXT: 2 Thessalonians 3:1-5
EXTENDED CONTEXT: 2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:18


1.       Pray for us and the success of the word (3:1).

2.       Pray for our deliverance from unreasonable men (3:2).

3.       The Lord is faithful toward you (3:3).

4.       Our confidence in the Lord and in these brethren to keep the commandments (3:4).

5.       The Lord is your direction to love and patience (3:5).

What a great section of Scripture this is. Sadly, it is a text often overlooked or ignored. When read, does it not bolster and complement the following teaching? Think of how it connects to the command to withdraw from disorderly brethren (3:6), to be diligent workers (3:7-10), to shun meddling in the affairs of others (3:11, 12), to persist in what is good while shunning and admonishing those who are disobedient (3:13-15).

Let us never forget the faithfulness of the Lord despite how unfaithful men may become. “He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it” (1 Thess. 5:24).

--Steven J. Wallace