God Honors Our Labour
2 Thessalonians 3:10-12
Even while we were with you, we gave you this command: “Those unwilling to work will not get to eat.”
Yet we hear that some of you are living idle lives, refusing to work and meddling in other people’s business.
We command such people and urge them in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and work to earn their own living.
Work work work. Many people don’t like it, but the truth is to get anything meaningful and productive done in this world, you’ll need to carry out some good hard work, it’s just how the natural world is designed. Through the miraculous, you can bye pass this “work” paradigm on so many fronts, however, the miraculous works to make impossible situations become possible, but for obvious possible situations, you simply apply the principle that governs it. A good example is asking God for a miracle to brush your teeth, I mean, simply pick up the tooth brush, apply tooth paste and brush.
The miraculous is not supposed to encourage laziness, while God asks us to desire the supernatural, we also receive instructions to be hardworking, so God wants us to actually work hard, and apply ourselves. In our key scripture, Apostle Paul was stern with his instruction and said that he was giving this command in the name of Jesus. This means that Jesus was the progenitor of the command, or Jesus was in support of the command. God honors the work we do, so we should work to earn a living. In verse 10 of our key scripture, it was clear that there were people unwilling to work, yet they depended on others. They were unwilling, meaning they decided not to work at all, and that is not godly, I know there are people who genuinely want to work, but are finding it difficult to find labour, I trust that God would direct such people to find labour, but those who aren’t willing to work instruction was given that they should not even be helped all.
The funny thing is, the resultant effect of not being willing to work wasn’t that they prayed more, or that they did more word study, but that they became busy bodies, so that same attitude even trickled down to other aspects of their life. God honors labour, and desires that we work and earn a living, so apply yourself and honor God as well in your work.
Thank you Jesus for giving me strength to work I choose to work and be diligent in my labour even as you give me strength, amen.
Author – Gem