He begins, "Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from any brother who is walking in idleness and not in accord with the tradition that you received from us." (2 Thessalonians 3:6, ESV)
There are reasons for his warning. For one, no person should be lazy when it comes to the Lord's work. However, the devil is also more able to tempt people when they are not staying productive within the Kingdom of God. So, idle hands can be the way the devil uses them. In addition, God does not want any person to be a burden on any one person. We all need to be responsible for our individual selves. God does not want any person to be a stumbling block for anyone else, nor does he want any person to be a hindrance to the true Gospel. (See Isaiah 53; John 19; Romans 14:13; 2 Thessalonians 3:7-10)
" (2 Thessalonians 3:13-15, ESV)
And, in the words of Will Smith...
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