God Is Just!
2 Thessalonians 1:5-7
July 7th, 2019
Verse of the Week
6 “God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you 7 and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well.”
~ 2 Thessalonians 1:6-7
1. God is RIGHTEOUS in his judgment.
2 Thessalonians 1:5 – “All this is evidence that God’s judgment is right…”
Psalm 9:8 – “And he judges the world with righteousness; he judges the peoples with uprightness.”
2. Through our suffering we demonstrate that we are WORTHY of God’s kingdom.
2 Thessalonians 1:5 – “…And as a result you will be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering.”
Acts 5:41 – “The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name.”
3. The Lord will PUNISH those who create problems for us.
2 Thessalonians 1:6 – “God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you.”
2 Peter 2:13 – “They will be paid back with harm for the harm they have done.”
Romans 12:19 – “Behold, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”
4. The Lord will give RELIEF to those of us who are troubled.
2 Thessalonians 1:7 – “And give relief to you who are troubled.”
2 Peter 2:9 – “If this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment, while continuing their punishment.”