Stand Firm

2 Thessalonians 2

13 But we are 1 bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God t from the beginning u chose you for salvation v through 2 sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth, 14 to which He called you by our gospel, for w the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 Therefore, brethren, x stand fast and hold y the traditions which you were taught, whether by word or our 3 epistle.

16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, z who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and a good hope by grace, 17 comfort your hearts b and 4 establish you in every good word and work.

  1. Cross References
    Ephesians 1:4
    Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love.
  2. Cross References
    1 Thessalonians 1:4
    Knowing, beloved brethren, your election by God.
  3. Cross References
    1 Thessalonians 4:7
    For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness.
    1 Peter 1:2
    Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied.
  4. Cross References
    1 Peter 5:10
    But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.
  5. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 16:13
    Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.
  6. Cross References
    Romans 6:17
    But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered.
    1 Corinthians 11:2
    Now I praise you, brethren, that you remember me in all things and keep the traditions just as I delivered them to you.
    2 Thessalonians 3:6
    But we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw from every brother who walks disorderly and not according to the tradition which he received from us.
  7. Cross References
    Revelation 1:5
    And from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood.
  8. Cross References
    Titus 3:7
    That having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
    1 Peter 1:3
    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
  9. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 1:8
    Who will also confirm you to the end, that you may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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