May 15, 2018: SOAP #3085: 1Chronicles 25-27; 1Thessalonians 4 Scripture:  1Thessalonians 4:11 Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, 12 so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not […]

May 15, 2018: SOAP #3085: 1Chronicles 25-27; 1Thessalonians 4

Scripture:  1Thessalonians 4:11 Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, 12 so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.

Observation:      The goal of leading a quiet life, minding our own business, and working with our own hands is for the purpose that we will be a witness to those around us and we will not be depending on others for our livelihood.

Application:    Why is it important that I take care of my own business and not be dependent on others?   I believe it is because when I am not incumbered to meet the expectations of others, I am free to meet the expectations of God.   That I have choices is very important to God.   It is through my choices that I demonstrate my dedication to myself, to others, and to my God.   The more independent I am, the more I can demonstrate that I am totally depending on God to do for me what I cannot do for myself!

Prayer:      Heavenly Father, I want my choices to honor you.   In good times, in bad times, in pleasant times, in hard times, in all times may my choices honor you.   When the choices are easy or difficult, may they honor you.   May you be blessed by my choices.   May they bring a smile to Your heart! Amen

Pastor Leon
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