2 Thessalonians 3:10-13 (JDV)
2 Thessalonians 3:10 In fact, when we were with you, this is what we commanded you: “If anyone isn’t willing to work, he should not eat.”
2 Thessalonians 3:11 You see, we hear that there are some among you who are undisciplined. They are not busy but busybodies.
2 Thessalonians 3:12 Now we command and exhort such people by the Lord Jesus Christ to work quietly and provide for themselves.
2 Thessalonians 3:13 But as for you, brothers and sisters, do not grow weary in doing the right things.
Working hard is not enough. True spiritual discipline is working quietly. In other words, we show our discipline by staying focused on what we can do for Christ, not by how much dust we stir.
Nowadays, a great deal of the dust people stir is online. While the web is an opportunity for ministry, it can also be a place where busybodies can do damage. If you are tempted to spend most of your day expressing your opinion online, be aware that the apostle wrote the above words to you.
Lord, give us the wisdom to work quietly.