1 Thessalonians 4:10-12 The Message (MSG)
9-10 Regarding life together and getting along with each other, you don’t need me to tell you what to do. You’re God-taught in these matters. Just love one another! You’re already good at it; your friends all over the province of Macedonia are the evidence. Keep it up; get better and better at it.
11-12 Stay calm; mind your own business; do your own job. You’ve heard all this from us before, but a reminder never hurts. We want you living in a way that will command the respect of outsiders, not lying around sponging off your friends.
I love this translation because it talks about something that we as Christians sometimes don’t. That is a job. We are supposed to be working. There is nothing wrong with hard work. Desire for God to give you a job and to work. Enjoy today’s daily bread.