Tuesday August 3, 2021

Tuesday – August 3rd – 2 Thessalonians 3:10-13     -----     
3:10 For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat. 
11 For we hear that there are some who walk among you in a disorderly manner, not working at all, but are busybodies. 
12 Now those who are such we command and exhort through our Lord Jesus Christ that they work in quietness and eat their own bread. 
13 But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary in doing good.

Today’s Daily Walk Bible inspiration thought:
    Good Tuesday to you!  Our inspirational thought today comes from the year through the Bible reading found in the Old Testament book of Jeremiah. He is known as the weeping prophet because his appointment to be a prophet culminated during the fall of the city of Jerusalem in 582 BC. Jeremiah watched as the chosen people of God turned their backs on God’s promise of protection and peace. The people in Jeremiah’s day had gone completely off the tracks in how they lived and in their lack of true and dedicated worship of God. They, like their cousins to the north 150 years earlier, rejected God’s word and way for their lives. Personal possessions, prestige, or power are not substitutes for a trust-based connection to God. In the end only one thing gets us to Heaven; a personal relationship with God based on the forgiveness we receive through Jesus. I pray that everyone who reads this blog has, or is seeking, a heart full of God.  
    In our pick verses today, Paul continues his warnings on idleness in the Thessalonian church. Paul identifies these idle people as actually being busybodies. Their lack of working gave them to be busy meddling in other people’s personal lives. Paul is well aware that human nature makes it a short trip from being a busybody to be a rumor spreader.  As a contrast to the busybody activities Paul teaches that an industrious life of responsibility and helpfulness is uplifting with in the community of faith and is pleasing to God. Paul encourages the faith-filled believers to not grow weary in their doing good. Good done in the past is not enough; we must keep on doing it throughout our earthly lives. Doing good for others is a sharp contrast to meddling in their affairs. To do good is to see another’s need, and to help meet that need as lovingly and discreetly as possible. Who might you do good for this week?

  Pastor Jim
Wednesday – August 4th – 2 Thessalonians 3:14-15
*Tyndale. The Daily Walk Bible NLT (Daily Walk: Full Size) (Kindle Location 41085). Tyndale House Publishers. Kindle Edition.
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