(2 Thessalonians 3:1-2 ESV) Finally, brothers, pray for us that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you, and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith.
Paul asks the church at Thessalonica to pray that the word of the Lord may speed ahead!
Paul makes the case that since there are people who have not yet believed in Christ, (For not all have faith) we must pray that God will provide supernatural speed so that His word might be honored.
That prayer has been answered! With the advance of technology comes the ability to disseminate information quickly. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Skype, etc. have provided various platforms that move information rapidly. Text messages transmit information at unfathomable speed. It used to be that snail-mail could take days to deliver the most important information. No longer!
With this opportunity comes great responsibility. As His ambassador, I have the honor to choose words and attitudes that properly represent His wonderful grace in my life. Only eternity will tell the many testimonies of transformation that came through a “speedy word” that found its way to ready ears.
PRAYER: Thank you, Father, for trusting me to live in this information age. Help me to be faithful as I plant seeds of faith through the use of the technological tools that are available. May Your name be glorified SPEEDILY! Amen.