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12-22-2016 Living A Christian

The Holy Spirit wants Christians “to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you” (1 Thessalonians 4:11 NKJV)1) To “lead a quiet life,” is to be a “peacemaker” (Matthew 5:9 NKJV), as Jesus said. Paul explained: “If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men” (Romans 12:18 NKJV). 2) “to mind your own business” (m.y.o.b.) means you deal with yourself. This does not cancel preaching the Gospel “to every creature” (Mark 16:15 NKJV), but making their life’s decisions for them.  3) “to work with your own hands” means self-supporting, not living off your parents.  This sounds like spiritual “rugged individualism,” and that’s exactly what God requires!  No statistical “millennials” here! Living like Christians ought, doesn’t leave time for laziness, whining, or being supported by parents or government handouts!

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

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