Lead A Quiet Life

11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;  12 That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.  (I Thessalonians 4:11-12) 

Some folks are professional busy bodies.  They are busy bodies at work.  They are busy bodies in their neighborhood.  They are busy bodies at Church.  Seems that they are always somewhere around mess.  They may not be the center of it but they are hidden somewhere behind the mess.  They create confusion.  They are disobedient to leadership.  They don’t offer solutions but can always point out problems.  They never have anything positive to say.  You will find them in all walks of life.  But Christians are to seek to live a quiet lifestyle.  The word “study” in this text means that you should do your best to lead a quiet life.  It means that you should make this your ambition.  It means that you should strive eagerly or to seek with all your might and the energy that your have.  Your goal should be to lead a quiet life.  Your lifestyle and reputation says a lot about your spirituality.  Some Bible translations actually say that you should mind your own business.  If you want the respect of others, you should do all you can to lead a quiet lifestyle and seek peace wherever you go.  There are two advantages of leading a quiet life.  The first is that you will be respected.  The second is that you will have all of your needs met.  Seek with all of your might to lead a quite life.

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