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Read Introduction to 1 Thessalonians


“…that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you…“


to mind your own business,

Secondly, Christians should mind their own business. A busybody mentality is not of Christ. Many people are much better at telling others how to run their business than at running their own. Paying faithful attention to the normal pursuits of life fosters a Christian attitude, especially when we focus on our own business. Personal industry will save busybodies from themselves.


Industry saves us from ourselves.


It is easier to mind other people’s business than our own. Some people are experts at raising their neighbor’s children. The saying, “Mind your own business,” applies to busybodies.

“For we hear that there are some who walk among you in a disorderly manner, not working at all, but are busybodies” (2 Thessalonians 3:11).

Busybodies are a plague on any church. Some people love to stick their nose in other people’s business.

“Who are you to judge another’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand” (Romans 14:4).