“That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto.”
King James Version (KJV)
3:3 We are appointed hereto - Are in every respect laid in a fit posture for it, by the very design and contrivance of God himself for the trial and increase of our faith and all other graces. He gives riches to the world; but stores up his treasure of wholesome afflictions for his children.
1Th 3:3 That no man should be moved by these afflictions. Timothy was sent to prevent any one being moved from Christ by the opposition and persecutions suffered. For yourselves know. Know that it is the lot of God's people to suffer persecution.