Do Honest Work (Ephesians 4:28, 1 Thessalonians 4:8-12)

Dr. Quentin Falkena, October 25, 2020
Part of the Heidelberg Catechism 2020 series, preached at a Sunday Evening service

Do not steal, but work to provide for self and others

Tags: Commandment #8, Lord's Day 42 Questions 110-111

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Ephesians 4:28 (Listen)

28 Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.


1 Thessalonians 4:8–12 (Listen)

Therefore whoever disregards this, disregards not man but God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you.

Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another, 10 for that indeed is what you are doing to all the brothers throughout Macedonia. But we urge you, brothers, to do this more and more, 11 and to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, 12 so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.


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