1 Thessalonians 4:11 (NKJV) that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you,
The Apostle Paul encourages us to do three things. The first is to study to be quiet. Just about everyone has something to say, and sometimes we say too much. A lot of believers certainly need to know when to be quiet. There are times when being a good listener is better than being too talkative. There are times when it is better to be unknown than to be in the spotlight. To be loved by Christ is better than fame and fortune. The second is to mind our own business. “Don’t put your nose in other people’s business” is the way I used to hear it. Mind your own business, instead of butting into the affairs of other people. Again, like the first, a lot of believers certainly need to mind their own business. And the third is to be self-supporting. Don’t be a moocher, taking advantage of people’s goodwill and generosity. Paul is really telling it straight. A lot of believers certainly should have some type of activity where he or she is doing something that is tangible for the Lord. Why should we adhere to these three commandments? It is so “that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing” (1 Thessalonians 4:12 NKJV). While we are waiting for Christ’s return, we still have to meet our responsibilities of life. Remember, my friends, the world is watching us. Therefore, our walk should be honest before God and man. For God will judge us if we do not walk honestly.
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.