Friday, June 26, 2009

And So We Work!

Does "Heaven help those who helps themselves"?

There are actually a few scriptures which could be said to support this statement. It is a statement attributed to Benjamin Franklin in Poor Richard's Almanac (1757). ("God helps them who help themselves." )
2 Thessalonians 3:6-12 says: "Now we command you, beloved, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from believers who are living in idleness and not according to the tradition that they received from us. For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us; we were not idle when we were with you. And we did not eat anyone's bread without paying for it; but with toil and labor we worked night and day, so that we might not burden any of you. This was not because we do not have that right, but in order to give you an example to imitate. For even when we were here with you, we gave you this command, anyone unwilling to work should not eat. For we hear that some of you are living in idleness, mere busybodies, not doing any work. Now such persons we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living."

And so we work!

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