Saturday, August 18, 2007

Faith or laziness

I heard about a man who bought an expensive automobile he couldn't afford because he said the Lord would come before the first payment was due and he wouldn't have to pay anything.
In verse 11 of I Thessalonians 5, Paul specifies the problem. "For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies." Some members of the church of Thessalonica were guilty of laziness. They were not working. I think one of the reasons why this kind of problem arose is because some of them mistook the meaning of the second coming of the Lord as an excuse for them to lay aside their labor and not be faithful in their work.
One of the things you will find in the Bible is that the Christian life is a very down-to-earth faith. It is a very down-to-earth way of living your life. It deals with practical matters. It deals with subjects that are very, very important. The Scriptures make it very clear that laziness should never be a part of a Christian's life. A Christian should not be a lazy individual.

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