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Paul gives three principles for everyday living that should become goals for our life (v. 11):
It seems that some of these Thessalonian believers misunderstood the doctrine of Christ’s return and gave up their jobs in order to wait for His coming. This meant that they did not have enough money to support their own families and had to be supported by other Christians. Paul made it clear that he did not want these fanatics to take advantage of their brothers and sisters in Christ (v. 12). It states that you may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that you won’t have to depend on anyone. Then you will be respected by those who are not followers of the Lord.
Which of the three areas above do I need to work on the most?
And to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.
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I Thessalonians 3:9-13Prayer Changes Things
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