With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith.2 Thessalonians 1:11 NIV
Christ is returning. And when he does, he will punish those who have not believed; with everlasting destruction. But his holy people, those who have believed in him, will marvel and will glorify him. And because of that, Paul prayed for those in the church at Thessalonica.
His prayer was that God would make them worthy of his calling. How often do we get that backward, thinking that we need to make ourselves worthy? But the truth is that we cannot. Only God can make us worthy to stand in Christ’s presence when he returns so that we can glorify him.
And God can do more than make us worthy. He can also empower us, both to live and to serve. Do you have a desire to grow in goodness, or other spiritual virtues? God will help you with that. Does your faith prompt you to do good, to serve God? He will help you with that as well.
God is the master builder, working in us to produce his own masterpiece. But he calls on us to come alongside him and be involved as well. So put on your hard hat, strap on the tool belt, and get to it, working alongside the Master Builder.
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