kjv@2Thessalonians:3:4@ And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you.
kjv@2Thessalonians:3:5@ And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.
kjv@2Thessalonians:3:6@ Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.
kjv@2Thessalonians:3:7@ For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;
kjv@2Thessalonians:3:8@ Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:
kjv@2Thessalonians:3:9@ Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.
kjv@2Thessalonians:3:10@ For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
kjv@2Thessalonians:3:11@ For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.
kjv@2Thessalonians:3:12@ Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
Who is it disrupting this church? Men who do not work but that are expecting to eat, to be fed from other's labor. How many are there of these men in our church today? How have we responded to them? Have we admonished them? Have we set them out? We think of our modern church as an open invitation to the Gospel not realizing that to them we have presented an open invitation for us to feed and shelter them and allow them to cause divisions amongst us playing upon our compassionate (but blind) intentions. This is true in a physical daily living sense as well as in a spiritual ministerial/evangelical sense. One must work to eat and eat of his own hands.
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