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“For we hear that some among you are leading an undisciplined life, doing no work at all, but acting like busybodies” (2 Thessalonians 3:11).

Ah, let us not listen to this verse because there are too many around us to whom this applies.  We love them, so let us ignore this admonition.  No!  All the more in our day we should listen because this very thing is ripping the church apart.  We do not have because we do not ask and we do not receive because we ask with wrong motive.  Listen to the word of the Lord and know that in His word is truth.

Lord, help me to hear these words and first apply them to my own life.  Then, help me to hold fast to this truth knowing that what You tell us is for our good.  Whether in the church or the world, we will pay the price for sin.  Help me Lord to live according to Your word and to not be swayed by the habits of those in this world who are ignoring Your word.  In You alone is life.

Lord Jesus, You have come to empower us to walk boldly in You.  Help me today and every day to mind the business You give me and not the business You give others.  Guide me to live according to your Word so that I would now and always abide in You and You in me, doing what You give me to do each day.  Help me to live boldly in Your precepts despite what the world does.  Amen.