"Work with your own hands"
"And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing."(1 Thessalonians 4:11-12)
"work with your hands". The work ethic is something that is very important for you to practice and pass on to your children. I am aware that there are a lot of hard working people in our country that have helped make it great. But I'm also aware that there is a certain group of people that have figured out how to mis-use the system and get the Government to pay them for not working when they are actually able to do so. When you take from those that work (taxes) and give to those that won't work, when they are able to work; Houston, We have a problem! As a matter of fact, Apostle Paul said if you don't work, you don't eat. "For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat."(2 Thessalonians 3:10). God will bless you if you get a job and make your money by working with your hands. "Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase."(Proverbs 13:11)
If you goof off at work on your boss's time then you are stealing his money. You may say, Bro Scott, he doesn't pay me what I'm worth, well get you a job that pays you what you are worth but until then, quit stealing money from your present place of employment. If they are good enough to give you a job then be good enough to give them an honest day's work. If you are at a low paying job then be faithful and I promise that God will honor you by giving you a better job. My work philosophy has always been that some money was better than no money. Have you ever thought that your skill sets may not be as valuable as you think? Has it ever occurred to you that your attitude of " I'm invaluable" keeps you from finding the job that suits you. I know a lot of you think that all business owners are rich and can afford to pay you double wages. That may be true in some cases, but I promise you that all business owners are not rich, some are barely keeping their doors open. In order to get this country back on track we must start with the foundational mentality of get a job, go to work faithfully, tithe your payday and Trust God to Bless your efforts. As an American Citizen, I plead with you to do whatever job you have with a good attitude and we will see God start to turn our country around. The backbone of any economy is it's work force, join the team today. "In all labour there is profit;" (Proverbs 14:23)
Pastor Scott L. Boatner
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