1 Thessalonians 4

But concerning brotherly love you have no need that I should write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another; and indeed you do so toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brethren, that you increase more and more; 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.


As loving believers we are taught by God to love, through the reading of his holy word. We are to aspire to live a quiet life, not generating conflict among the people who are in our life. Our souls should rest easy even in the midst of difficulty.

It is honorable before God to provide for ourselves, our family and others by working with our hands by doing honest, honorable work. A Christian should not harm anyone, but should continually endeavor to help those who are in need.