The return of Jesus is imminent, but while this spurs fear among the unbelieving, the apostle Paul offers hope to those who are believing in Thessalonica. As the church awaits Jesus’ return we look to his Word to understand our responsibilities. We must always be alert! And so the book of 2 Thessalonians provides a crucially needed balance in our modern world concerning the return of Christ. But however long that may take, Paul encourages the church to a faithful, moral, and godly living, and that sharing our faith with unbelievers remains our central task.