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  • Writer's pictureRICHARD DEAN BROOKS

LOVE one another and WORK for a living!!

1 THESSALONIANS 4:9-12

9Now about your love for one another we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other. 10And in fact, you do love all of God’s family throughout Macedonia. Yet we urge you, brothers and sisters, to do so more and more, 11and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, 12so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.


4: 11-12   Christian living is more than simply loving other Christians. We must be responsible in all areas of life. Some of the Thessalonian Christians had adopted lives of idleness, depending on others for handouts. So Paul told the Thessalonians to work hard and live quiet lives. You can’t be effective in sharing your faith with others if they don’t respect you. Whatever you do, do it faithfully, work hard, and be a positive influence in your community.Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible.


So loving one another sometimes seems hard to do!! But scripture in more than one place tells us to do so. Meaning even the hard to love neighbors or the family member you "just can't" get along with. So why don't we all try the way God intended us to do and LOVE ONE ANOTHER.

Now we might step on toes with this one! Because todays society has made it so easy for one to not work and be dependant on the government. Which is just what the government want us to be. But where is the pride and self-worth if you can't provide what your family needs and even more the things they would like to have. And others look at us and say oh they are just mooching off welfare and not working. I believe there are plenty of deserving people that need welfare and have worked to allow them to draw unemployment. But not to live off of indefinately. And others that truly need medicare and health needs that are beyond their control. But where is our pride if we let a government control us. And where is Gods words being followed in any of that if we are able bodied and sound minded to work. ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER AND BE A POSITIVE INFLUENCE FOR ALL TO SEE JESUS CHRIST IN OUR LIFE!!

onthewayhomeministries.org by RICHARD DEAN BROOKS

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