“In his first letter, Paul had explained that Christ could return at any moment, but apparently some believers misunderstood this to mean that they should stop working and simply wait for Christ to come back.” New Living Translation introduction to the book of 1 Thessalonians
I don’t see how the Thessalonians could have misunderstood the first letter, 1 Thessalonians. In Chapter 4, Paul clearly tells them to work.
1 Thessalonians 4:11, “Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before.” New Living Translation
Paul himself worked; he was a tent maker, see Acts 18:3.
Dear Father God,
Thank You for the reminder to keep working while we wait for Jesus Christ to return. Help us to do all of the projects you have placed in our hearts. Help us to see our purpose clearly and fulfill it.
In Jesus Name,
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