Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before. Then people who are not Christians will respect the way you live, and you will not need to depend on others. (1 Thessalonians 4:11-12)
Pretty straightforward, isn’t it? To live a life that those who are not Christians will respect:
- Live with the right ambition. The Greek word for ambition means hard work that brings honor.
- Mind your own business.
- Do your own work to provide for yourself.
- Repeat it again tomorrow.
I want to live a life that glorifies God and earns the respect of others. This seems like a pretty doable list.
What do you think?