New Perspective on I Thes. 4:11

New Perspective on I Thes. 4:11

good stewardship/business

“….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, THAT YOU MAY WALK PROPERLY TOWARD THOSE WHO ARE OUTSIDE, AND THAT YOU MAY LACK NOTHING…” i THES. 4:11, 12

QUIET LIFE……OWN BUSINESS….OWN HANDS…..WALK PROPERLY…..LACK NOTHING…

SO “MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS”? MEANING KEEP TO YOURSELF? DON’T BE A BUSYBODY? I THINK NOT.

HOW ABOUT ANOTHER VERSION THAT SAYS, “….TO DO YOUR OWN BUSINESS, AND TO WORK WITH YOUR OWN HANDS…NOT BEING DEPENDENT ON OTHERS…”?

THIS VERSE IS SAYING TO WORK YOUR OWN BUSINESS, DO YOUR OWN BUSINESS, HAVE YOUR OWN BUSINESS….AS OPPOSED TO WORKING SOMEONE ELSE’S BUSINESS. GET IT??? ENTREPRENEUR. OWN BUSINESS. WOMEN. CHILDREN. FAMILIES. HAVE YOUR OWN BUSINESS!!!

I LOVE THIS. SO MUCH SO THAT I WANTED TO OWN IT….OR RATHER WEAR IT. CHECK IT OUT!!

http://teespring.com/we-are-all-entrepreneurs

SO HOW ABOUT IT? LET’S WEAR IT…..OWN IT….SPEND OUR GOD-GIVEN GIFTS, TALENTS, ENERGY, MIND AND BODIES ON OUR OWN BUSINESS.