Pocket Sized Thoughts – 2 Thessalonians – Part 3

We pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling …” (1:11)

In view of the things he has just said, Paul prays this most worthwhile prayer. Paul sees the gospel as not only something which is to be believed, but also as something that is powerful and that actively works within us. God’s calling is high and holy and Paul prays that we may be accounted worthy of it. As we yield ourselves to the Lord, His word and His Spirit, He will elevate us increasingly in line with all His perfect will, fulfilling in us all the good pleasure of His goodness and demonstrate it with the power of His workmanship in our lives. The end result is that while all of this works in us, it glorifies the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is a most wonderful destiny and equally wonderful that we, by giving ourselves to Him, can contribute, by the way we live, to the glory of His name. And, this is not accomplished by any of our own effort; instead, it is all a result of the grace of God. Do we pray this prayer for ourselves? Do we pray it for others?

PRAYER :- “Lord, may your grace so work in me that your name not only be glorified in myself, but also in others.”