Coffee and the Bible

I wake up in the morning (if you don't believe that the dead can be brought back to life, I'm living proof of it everyday) I have a cup of coffee and read my Bible to start my day. The coffee is suppose to get my body going and the Bible is suppose to get my soul and spirit ready for the day. Today was a little different, I didn't need the coffee.

I read 2 Thess. 1 and was just amazed at what I was seeing there. Read is HERE for yourself. Verse 3 Paul praises the church because their love for each other is increasing all the time. Then in verse 4 he praises them for getting persecuted for it. HUH? That almost makes one want to disown all of his friends! Then he explains it in verse 5. When God judges this world, he is going to do so based on how it treated us, His people. How can God judge this world if we didn't try to show them the way to eternal life to Him with His love? He also points out that if the wicked are going to be punished the righteous are going to be rewarded!

In verses 6 - 9 Paul tells us what will happen to the world for its actions. You can also read about it in the book of Revelation, it's called the Great Tribulation.

In verse 11 Paul says that he prays for them all the time, that God may count them worthy of His calling! Another way to put it is that God will make you fit for what He's called you to do. God has a purpose and will for your life. He desires to back that up with everything He has! Think about it, EVERYTHING HE HAS! That literally is everything! God is all powerful after all. Then He wants to bless your acts of faith that are conducted within that framework of His purpose. In other words, God will do everything He can to see to it that you can do everything He wills for you life.