Never tire of doing what is right
JOHN SHIRK – There is a simple phrase in Second Thessalonians 3:13, which challenges us to keep doing those things that God wants us to be doing. That phrase is this: “Never tire of doing what is right.”
Paul the Apostle was addressing a church, where some people had too much time on their hands. They were unfocused and undisciplined. They were shirking their responsibilities, and as a result, ended up meddling into other people’s lives. This is opposite from what Paul taught the church. His instructions were “to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands.” That was the daily life that would win the respect of outsiders. But there was a group in the Thessalonian church with the reputation of being busybodies rather than busy. Paul told them to settle down and earn their food.
Paul encourages us to use our time wisely. Develop a healthy work ethic. If there is opportunity, we are instructed to provide for our family. Take some time to rest, but don’t become lazy. Look for opportunities to do good for others. If we do this for the sake of the Lord, we will reap the spiritual benefits. Never tire of doing what is right.
That’s today’s Mission Statement for representing Jesus in the world today.