1 Thessalonians 2
Notes on God's Character
GOD’S CHARACTER - 1). Why does God let us suffer at all? (v.2) This is a question that almost always accompanies discussions about pain and the persecution of believers. But we ask that question with an assumption that we deserve a carefree life without issues, and we forget that God set us free when we didn’t deserve it. If we freely want His freedom, we must accept His will in tough times as well. If God was truly fair to us, we would never have been given salvation at all, let alone in specific trying situations. 2). Paul said that God was their witness. (v.5) He would defend them against false accusations. When we live for God, He knows we’ll face opposition and He’s prepared to defend us according to His will. We must let Him lead our defense, and trust Him wherever it goes. Sometimes, God wants us to be defenseless, like Jesus before Herod and Pilate.