Work, As Ordained By God
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God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
By the sweat of your face You will eat bread, Till you return to the ground, Because from it you were taken; For you are dust, And to dust you shall return."
In all labor there is profit, But mere talk leads only to poverty.
He who steals must steal no longer; but rather he must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share with one who has need.
For you recall, brethren, our labor and hardship, how working night and day so as not to be a burden to any of you, we proclaimed to you the gospel of God.
But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.
Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
Slaves, be obedient to those who are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart, as to Christ;
Slaves, in all things obey those who are your masters on earth, not with external service, as those who merely please men, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord.
Our people must also learn to engage in good deeds to meet pressing needs, so that they will not be unfruitful.
and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands, just as we commanded you,
For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example, because we did not act in an undisciplined manner among you,
Then the LORD God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it.
Now the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
Then Moses said to the sons of Israel, "See, the LORD has called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah.
He also chose David His servant And took him from the sheepfolds;
"Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? Are not His sisters here with us?" And they took offense at Him.
For because of this you also pay taxes, for rulers are servants of God, devoting themselves to this very thing.
Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men,
"For it is just like a man about to go on a journey, who called his own slaves and entrusted his possessions to them.
So He said, "A nobleman went to a distant country to receive a kingdom for himself, and then return.
For even when we were with you, we used to give you this order: if anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either.