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Get off the throne!

2 Thessalonians 3:10 – “For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule : ‘If a man will not work, he shall not eat.'”

Whoa, harsh.

We have people living in this country who totally disagree with this statement. But remember, they are not disagreeing with me. They are disagreeing with the Bible.

We have people living around us who do not want to work. We also have people who can’t find jobs. We have some that don’t want to do work that they feel is “beneath” them.

It’s a hard thing. We go to college for all those years and then get out with a $30k piece of paper and can’t find employment with it. What then? Paul doesn’t tell us to only work in the field we have studied. He said work. Maybe that means getting out of your comfort zone and doing something different. Maybe that means finding something in the mean time until what you really want comes available.

Paul also tells us this: 1 Thessalonians 4:11,12 – “Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.”

“Not be dependent on anybody.” When you choose not to work at all, you are required to be dependent on someone to take care of your needs – food, shelter and clothing. Those are the basics. Every thing else is fluff. We make think it a need, but when push comes to shove, it is not necessary for survival.

This has been somewhat of a soapbox entry for me. But I do feel passionate about it. I do feel that we all have a purpose on this earth – to serve God- but I also feel that we have a responsibility to take care of ourselves and not rely on others to see to our needs. Princess, God will provide you every thing you need but He does expect you to get off your throne and work for it.