Almost and Forevermore

The more I read my Bible the more I realize that the will of God is less the distinct choices we make for singular events; but rather the choices we make on how to live our lives. I was reading 2 Thessalonians today and Paul is encouraging the faithful members to not act carelessly:

“For we hear that some among you are leading an undisciplined life, doing no work at all, but acting like busybodies. Now such persons we command and exhort in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ to work in quiet fashion and eat their own bread. But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary of doing good.

Though we may tire in doing what is right, we should never tire of doing what is right. Do not be idle!

I think the greatest way to honor our Lord is to simply live out His commands. And though it’s easier said than done, it’s simple enough to understand our calling towards this active pursuit.

Note card of the Day:

1)      Do work for the Lord.

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~ by Chris Kyle on June 5, 2010.

2 Responses to “Almost and Forevermore”

  1. i like this idea! in chapel planning meeting we have talked about this idea:

    (with few exceptions) it matters less WHAT you’re doing, and more HOW you do it.

    in other words, are we being ethical in our work? that’s why we liked hearing from the fruit orchard people–they are clearly doing the will of God in the way they run their business, even though it is something as unglamorous as growing fruit.

  2. And my favorite, is the underlying question of WHY! The work can be seen, but what matters most, and this only you and God know, is why you are doing it. For yourself? For honor? For titles? To appear holy? Or for Jesus, and submitting to the wonderful work and calling of God? Selflessly or selfishly? If our motives are correct then we will not tire!

    Do work, son!

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