Today you should read: 2 Thessalonians 3:1-18
What a timely reminder for us as a church to see that in this hard season, we are to work hard to advance the kingdom instead of falling into idleness.
For many in the church, we’ve been forced into a season of different hard work. But many who can’t attend or serve the way that they used to can be tempted to fall into idleness and as the apostle Paul instructs, we are to imitate those who work hard for the good of the Gospel. This may mean thinking outside of the box in ways to serve or reach people but the church is still the church in building up the body and sharing the Gospel with others.
Besides, like verse 11 shows, when we’re not working hard for the Lord, we tend to use our extra free time getting involved with other’s affairs in meddlesome ways. (I know you’re thinking about all of the Facebook and Twitter debates right now, aren’t you? Don’t feel bad, I thought about that too.)
I love how this chapter points us to imitate others who are doing this. We’re only to follow Jesus, who can then use others who are following us as examples to imitate. Imitate those who work hard for the Gospel. Now more than ever.
By: Erik Koliser — West Campus Pastor
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