Remember he is your brother

2 Thessalonians Bible Background

10.20.2017 – New Testament: 2Th 3.15

To read the Bible in a year, read Second Thessalonians 3 on October 20, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

Paul wrote to the Thessalonian congregation on what to do with disorderly members, but the action taken against such people might lead the congregation to believe they should hate the marked brother, but Paul wrote,

Yet do not count him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother (2 Thessalonians 3.15). 

Regardless of what the disorderly brother had done, Paul declared that the church was not to see him as their enemy, but as their brother. They had to maintain the right heart toward him.

Questions:

  • Why do we want to consider such a person a brother (or sister)?
  • What do we hope to accomplish?

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