Keep Your Eye on the Goal

Eyes on the prize

II Thessalonians 2:16
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace, comfort and strengthen your hearts in every good work and word.

The Apostle Paul wrote these words to the church at Thessalonica. They were under great persecution. Paul wanted to encourage them.

Today’s scripture is some of his last words written to the Thessalonians. He wanted to remind them, that though they were going through intense spiritual battles, they needed to keep their eye on the goal—the coming comfort and solace of their sure eternal salvation at the hand of their Lord Jesus and God their Father.

Paul also prayed for their hearts, their thoughts, passions, and wills, to be strengthened in every good work and in their words.

We would do well to pray this scripture for those God lays on our hearts for it is a powerful and weighty benediction—one anyone would be pleased to receive.

Lord Jesus, may we ever keep our eye on the goal
no matter the circumstances.
May You author and encourage our works and words
to produce an increase of Your Lordship
until the whole world knows You and Your mighty love.

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About sallyjadlow

Sally Jadlow serves as a chaplain to corporations in the greater Kansas City area. Her books are available here. She also teaches creative writing. Sally writes true inspirational short stories, poetry, and historical fiction.She also loves to cook. She teaches creative writing and speaks to young and old. Sally is the wife of one, mother of four, and grandmother of fourteen. Her website is http://.SallyJadlow.com
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5 Responses to Keep Your Eye on the Goal

  1. Charmé says:

    A timely message for me personally. It is Satan’s job to sidetrack us from our goal by redirecting our focus; and for me it’s been those triggers that produce fear in me. May God strengthen us in our inner being as we persevere with patience…knowing that in due time will receive a crown of life if we stand the test. James 1:12 Be blessed Sally, as you lift up Jesus.

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  2. “May You author and encourage our works and words
    to produce an increase of Your Lordship
    until the whole world knows You and Your mighty love.”

    Very good! Our whole purpose–to increase God’s sovereignty. May He be glorified.

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