Scripture Reading: 2 Thessalonians 1:6
Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;
Reflections: The christians at Thessalonica were facing a lot of persecutions and suffering many troubles. Yet in this condition they were resolute in their faith and kept on worshipping God fervently. The Apostle Paul commended them for their strong faith and urged them to continue therein. He reminded them that God was going to pay back those who troubled them with more tribulation (more troubles)!. This ‘pay back time’, according to Paul, is an act of the righteousness of God. Don’t forget this righteous act of God too. Those who afflict you with all the boldness and audacity and will not back off will certainly be punished by God. The Egyptian army whom God punished and drowned in the Red Sea is a perfect example ( Exodus 14:23-28). Don’t give up the faith walk because of troubles you may be encountering. Keep fighting that good fight of faith. There is indeed a pay back time for your enemies. It is coming.
Prayer: Oh Lord, manifest your righteous act of paying back those who persecute me.
Confession: I will not give up the faith in spite of troubles I encounter. I am moving on. God will pay back those who persecute me.