2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 Answer the Challenge to Pray

2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 (KJV)
Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power:
That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

It is no foregone conclusion that those who have come to trust Christ as Saviour will:

  • Walk worthy of this calling 
  • Fulfill the good pleasure of His goodness
  • Fulfill the work of faith with power or
  • Glorify the name of our Lord Jesus Christ

Therefore, Paul said he “prayed always” for them that these would be the outcome of their faith. 

I’ve witnessed a lot of people who have: 

  • Made professions of faith, 
  • Gotten baptized, 
  • Taught Bible classes and even 
  • Served in the ministry as a pastor, missionary, or wife of one, 

who fall short of the ideal or sometimes turn away completely. 

With every profession of faith, with every baptism, and with every surrender to the Lord, the burden to “pray always for you” grows. 

May we answer the challenge and pray all the more. 

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2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 Answer the Challenge to Pray

Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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