2 Thessalonians Chapter 1
The apostle blesses God for the
growing state of the love and patience of the Thessalonians 1-4. And
encourages them to persevere under all their sufferings for Christ,
considering his coming at the great day of account 5-12.
2 Thessalonians Chapter 2
Cautions against the error that
the time of Christ's coming was just at hand. There would first be a
general apostasy from the faith, and a revealing of the
antichristian man of sin 1-4. His destruction, and that of those who
obey him 5-12. The security of the Thessalonians from apostasy; an
exhortation to steadfastness, and prayer for them 13-17.
2 Thessalonians Chapter 3
The apostle expresses confidence
in the Thessalonians, and prays for them 1-5.
He charges them to withdraw from disorderly walkers, particularly
from the lazy and busybodies 6-15. And concludes with a prayer for
them, and a greeting 16-18.