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Working and not working

Discussion in 'Christian Scriptures' started by Lord'sWarrior, Aug 2, 2017.

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  1. pescador

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    Oh my, another single verse, taken out of context, to prove one's personal doctrine.

    Genesis 2:2-3 says, "By the seventh day God finished the work that he had been doing, and he ceased on the seventh day all the work that he had been doing. God blessed the seventh day and made it holy because on it he ceased all the work that he had been doing in creation." So God shouldn't eat because he stopped working?

    Exodus 20:9-10, "For six days you may labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God; on it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, or your male servant, or your female servant, or your cattle, or the resident foreigner who is in your gates."

    Exodus 23:12, "For six days you are to do your work, but on the seventh day you must cease [your work], in order that your ox and your donkey may rest and that your female servant’s son and any hired help may refresh themselves.

    Exodus 36:6, "Moses instructed them to take his message throughout the camp, saying, “ Let no man or woman do any more work for the offering for the sanctuary.” So the people were restrained from bringing any more."

    ... and I'm not even out of Exodus. I could go on and on, but obviously there is a lot more to be said about work (or not doing work) than a single verse taken out of context from one of Paul's letters to a specific church about a specific problem.
     
  2. SkyWriting

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    So true. You'd like me to do more work to support my idea then.



    Serve the Lord in your work by working hard for Him.

    1. Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

    2. Colossians 3:23-24 Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.

    3. 1 Corinthians 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, orwhatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

    4. Romans 12:11-12 Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.



    Don’t talk about it be about it.

    5. Proverbs 14:23-24 All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. The wealth of the wise is their crown, but the folly of fools yields folly.

    6. Philippians 2:14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing.



    Diligent hands

    7. 2 Timothy 2:6-7 And hardworking farmers should be the first to enjoy the fruit of their labor. Think about what I am saying. The Lord will help you understand all these things.

    8. Proverbs 10:4-5 Lazy hands make for poverty, butdiligent hands bring wealth. He who gathers crops in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.

    9. Proverbs 6:7-8 Though they have no prince or governor or ruler to make them work, they labor hard all summer, gathering food for the winter.

    10. Proverbs 12:24 Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in forced labor.

    11. Proverbs 28:19-20 A hard worker has plenty of food, but a person who chases fantasies ends up in poverty. The trustworthy person will get a rich reward, but a person who wants quick riches will get into trouble.



    There is a difference between working hard andoverworking yourself which Scripture doesn’t condone.

    12. Psalm 127:1-2 Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for sohe giveth his beloved sleep.

    13. Ecclesiastes 1:2-3 “Everything is meaningless,” says the Teacher, “completely meaningless!” What do people get for all their hard work under the sun?



    Work hard to help others in need.

    14. Acts 20:35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.



    Don’t be a lazy couch potato.

    15. Proverbs 13:4 Lazy people want much but get little, butthose who work hard will prosper.

    16. 2 Thessalonians 3:10 While we were with you, we gave you the order: “Whoever doesn’t want to work shouldn’t be allowed to eat.”

    17. 2 Thessalonians 3:11-12 We hear that some people in your group refuse to work. They are doing nothing except being busy in the lives of others. Our instruction to them is to stop bothering others, to start working and earn their own food. It is by the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ that we are urging them to do this.

    18. Proverbs 18:9-10 A lazy person is as bad as someone who destroys things. The name of the LORD is a strong fortress; the godly run to him and are safe.

    19. Proverbs 20:13 If you love sleep, you will end in poverty.Keep your eyes open, and there will be plenty to eat!



    We must never work hard in wickedness.

    20. Proverbs 13:11 Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.

    21. Proverbs 4:14-17 Don’t take the path of the wicked; don’t follow those who do evil. Stay away from that path; don’t even go near it. Turn around and go another way. The wicked cannot sleep until they have done something evil. They will not rest until they bring someone down. Evil and violence are their food and drink.



    Motivation

    22.Philippians 4:13 For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.



    Examples

    23. Revelation 2:2-3 I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary.

    24. 1 Corinthians 4:12-13 We work wearily with our own hands to earn our living. We bless those who curse us. We are patient with those who abuse us. We appeal gently when evil things are said about us. Yet we are treated like the world’s garbage, like everybody’s trash–right up to the present moment.

    25. Genesis 29:18-21 Jacob loved Rachel. And he said, “I will serve you seven years for your younger daughter Rachel.” Laban said, “It is better that I give her to you than that I should give her to any other man; stay with me.” So Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed to him but a few days because of the love he had for her. Then Jacob said to Laban, “Give me my wife that I may go in to her, for my time is completed.”



    Bonus

    John 5:16 But Jesus answered them, “My Father has been working until now, and I, too, am working.”
     
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    Don't tell me about research. I spent enough time in academia to know what good research is, and you're not doing it. Have you written a thesis or dissertation? Has your research been published in peer journals? Has it been critically reviewed?

    As I said earlier, the devil lifted verses out of context to try to influence Jesus. It didn't work then, it doesn't work now, and it will never work.
     
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