A Thought for Today October 20, 2018

A Thought for Today October 20, 2018

“If You Don’t Work, You Don’t Eat”

This may sound harsh, but we find this in scripture. Please read the following verses.

2 Thessalonians 3:6-10
6 In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers, to keep away from every brother who is idle and does not live according to the teaching you received from us.
7 For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example. We were not idle when we were with you,
8 nor did we eat anyone’s food without paying for it. On the contrary, we worked night and day, laboring and toiling so that we would not be a burden to any of you.
9 We did this, not because we do not have the right to such help, but in order to make ourselves a model for you to follow.
10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “If a man will not work, he shall not eat.”

Our government has a welfare system.
We need one for those who are disabled and cannot work.

However, many have taken advantage of this system.
The idea is, why should I work if someone will give me what I need.

This is not only tough on the government; it goes against what the Word says.

If you are able, earn your keep. This is what the Lord desires.

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