2 Thess. Not only, according to Paul, must we give thanks to God but also why we must do so: because the believer in Christ constitutes the “first fruit for salvation (v. 13). In an effort to prevent us from swerving from the Truth, Paul further commands us to hold fast the traditions delivered to us by both “word of mouth and letter” (v. 15). Lastly, seek comfort from the Comforter Himself.
2 Thess. 2:13-17