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Daily Devotional (December-09-2022) PAUL'S EXAMPLE.
Scripture Reference: 2 Thessalonians 3:7-10, The Living Bible - "For you know that you ought to follow our example. We were never lazy when we were with you. We never accepted food from anyone without paying for it. We worked hard day and night so that we would not be a burden to any of you. It wasn't that we didn't have the right to ask you to feed us, but we wanted to give you an example to follow. Even while we were with you, we gave you this rule: "Whoever does not work should not eat."
The apostle Paul wrote to the Thessalonians about work. Paul said he and his team never accepted any free food while they were with them. He said they were never lazy, and they paid for everything they got!
They also worked hard day and night while they were there. As a pastor or servant of God you can have any work beside ministry work as the Holy Spirit directs you. A pastor is free to work if he wants to but if God called you as an ambassador for His kingdom then all your needs are taken care off. However, a “full-time” pastor is not superior to a pastor who has another job as a source of income. The Bible never said “full-time” is “the highest level”.
If Paul (who wrote half of the New Testament) found a need to work hard, so he wouldn’t be a burden, how come you are thinking or saying not doing secular work is “the highest level”? My dear servant of God, what has God told you when He called you.
Paul said they did all these because they wanted to give the Thessalonians an example to follow. It was an example of choosing work over rest and choosing work over a life of only receiving gifts. Well, people always wants to take advantage of every opportunity they get.
Please take note that the Bible did not say you are restricted to eating ONLY from your work. The important principle is that you should be working. God should see you choosing to work, rather than only sleeping or entertaining yourself.
The blessing or reward is on working, and God is not restricted to blessing you only from that specific work. God will reward your work, both from your work and from outside your work.
PRAYER - Thank you Lord God for this wisdom revealed in your world today. I choose not to be a burden but to be an example in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Watch David Jeremiah Sunday Sermon: Paul and His Friends - Colossians 4:7-18. You can actually become a better friend by studying other friendships, which may be why Paul included some of his at the end of Colossians. Dr. David Jeremiah considers the lessons learned from each of Paul’s friendships found in the closing verses of his epistle.
Watch Christian Movie - The Complete Story of Paul: The Apostle to the Gentiles. Ever wonder how Christianity was spread to the nations? This is the complete story of Paul the Apostle to the Gentiles. From his birth in the bustling city of Tarsus to his death in the aristocratic city of Rome and everything in between, the Biblenauts take an exciting adventure to discover the biblical epic in this special mini-documentary
Derek Prince (February-18-2021) Watch Sermon: Paul Didn’t Take His Salvation For Granted. So Why Do We? It's remarkable that the apostle Paul - of all people - didn't take his salvation for granted. This has to bring us to reflection: if Paul didn't, why do we?
Gloria Copeland (October-21-2019) Sermon: Paul’s Instructions to the Rich. There’s a proper way to manage wealth! Watch Gloria Copeland and George Pearsons on Believer’s Voice of Victory as they teach you how to handle the abundance God desires for you, by giving generously and resisting pride. Learn about Paul’s instructions to the rich, and how to apply it to your life to keep you in line with God and eligible for continued increase.
Rick Renner - April 30 2018: The Results of Paul’s Preaching on Mars Hill. When you reach people with the message God puts on your heart, don’t be misled by the various reactions people have to you and to your message. Know beforehand that some may be glad to receive what you say, and some may end up mad at you because of the message you have preached.
Paul, Apostle of Christ: Official Trailer 2018 online. Paul, Apostle of Christ is the story of two men. Luke, as a friend and physician, risks his life every time he ventures into the city of Rome to visit Paul, who is held captive in Nero’s darkest, bleakest prison cell. Before Paul’s death sentence can be enacted, Luke resolves to write another book, one that details the beginnings of “The Way” and the birth of what will come to be known as the church. But Nero is determined to rid Rome of Christians, and does not flinch from executing them in the grisliest ways possible. Bound in chains, Paul’s struggle is internal. He has survived so much—floggings, shipwreck, starvation, stoning, hunger and thirst, cold and exposure—yet as he waits for his appointment with death, he is haunted by the shadows of his past misdeeds. Alone in the dark, he wonders if he has been forgotten . . . and if he has the strength to finish well. Two men struggle against a determined emperor and the frailties of the human spirit in order to bequeath the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world.