Category: Devotionals

A Portrait of John Wanamaker

Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you. II Thess. 3:1 From this verse Paul moves into an exhortation on daily work, vocation and calling. Consider this testimony of successful American merchant John Wanamaker (1838-1922). In 1861, he opened his […]

II Thessalonians 3:1

Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified. II Thess. 3:1 Paul gives a priority not only to the need for prayer, but also that the Word might be given weight and value. David, in Psalm 138:2, also gives acknowledgment to the high value God places […]

Do I have a choice?

…because God from the beginning chose you for salvation… II Thess. 2:13 This, and verses similar, when lifted and isolated out of the balance of the whole counsel of the Word have created great tensions and confusion for many believers. Specifically, regarding the sovereignty of God. It is clear God’s electing process occurs in the […]