For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.”
2 Thessalonians 3:10
I was preparing today’s devotional, and I went back through and read the verses prior to this one, just to make sure I was reading it all. Paul is speaking to the Thessalonians – which is now northern Greece.
He is telling this group of people that they are to work. I don’t think this means work like, don’t forget you have to get to work early today and work your full 8 hours and then come home (although there is great significance and importance in working) but I think he is referring to working for the Kingdom.
The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.
This means we can’t just reap the benefit of the good news if we aren’t willing to share it with others. We have to be kind, to reap kindness, we have to be a give if we want to get. We have to work the kingdom if we want to eat its fruit.
God asks us every day, how are you working today?
It doesn’t have to be a lot of work; it could be as simple as picking up the phone and telling a loved one that they are so very loved.
Jesus, we want to work for the kingdom. Every day, let us clock in some time to help impact future generations. Help us in being kind and gentle. Help us in being faithful. Help us in lending a hand when others need one. We thank you for this beautiful Tuesday. It is in your Holy Name that we pray, AMEN!
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