Sunday Scripture for those "Occupy… Something" People

I read through the Thessalonians the other night and thought I would just point this out–

1 Thessalonians 4:9-12 (or thereabouts) from the HCSB translation:

About brotherly love: you don’t need me to write you because you yourselves are taught by God to love one another. In fact, you are doing this toward all the brothers in the entire region of Macedonia. But we encourage you, brothers, to do so even more, to seek to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you, so that you may walk properly in the presence of outsiders and not be dependent on anyone.

Or, if that isn’t clear enough for you, The Message puts it a little more bluntly:

Stay calm; mind your own business; do your own job. You’ve heard all this from us before, but a reminder never hurts. We want you living in a way that will command the respect of outsiders, not lying around sponging off your friends.

Look for a job or at least stop asking for handouts!

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One response to “Sunday Scripture for those "Occupy… Something" People

  1. LSP

    Of course the Apostle is fairly keen on people working for a living – hippies, take note.