Pocket Sized Thoughts – 2 Thessalonians – Part 4

That you should not be soon shaken in mind …” (2:2)

The Apostle Paul now moves onto the main emphasis of His message, which is speaking about the Day of Christ. But before doing so, he gives a warning that they should not be soon shaken in mind by any spiritual utterance, verbal, or written report. The word Paul uses for being shaken has the thought of agitation, as winds upon the surface of water, producing waves. Paul knows that the subject he is about to talk about can bring all kinds of confusion with conflicting voices all competing to gain our attention. Inevitably, when considering the Lord’s return, there is a multitude of sermons we can hear, or articles we can read, all easily found on-line. But, we must be careful. Measure what we read, hear and see (even from so-called ‘reputable’ sources) with all the word of God and not just one, or two verses in isolation. Do not become obsessed with one line of thinking, or with one ‘eschatological’ theory only, neither try to make current events ‘fit in’ with various views of interpretation of end times. Be balanced. The signs are already written. And, be steadfast, not shaken, by all that is happening in the world around us. If we are Christ’s, we are of another kingdom, a kingdom that can never be shaken (Hebrews 12:28). Praise His Name !

PRAYER :- “Lord, help me to be fully established in you, so that, while winds of doctrine may blow, I will not be moved from knowing in Whom I believe.”