“May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.” 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

God strengthens us to do and say what is good. God could have strengthened us to be obedient or righteous or just but he strengthens us to do good. Goodness is relative to culture. What is good for one group of people or a person, may not be good for everyone. By strengthening us for goodness God is allowing for diversity.

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