Mind Your Own Business:

It has been one of those weeks again – Pondering about a scripture that my Pastor (Shaun) talked about on Sunday…    It was one that really had be thinking – is that right – nah it has to be wrong – well maybe it has a different meaning??????
OK – here is part of the scripture he had for his sermon….
1 Thessalonians 4:10-12      10.  And in fact, you do love all of God’s family throughout Macedonia. Yet we urge you, brothers and sisters, to do so more and more, 11.  And to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, 12.  So that you’re daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.
So my pondering has been on the part “To make it your ambition to lead a quiet life – you should mind you own business”.
My study bible has an explanation at the bottom that states:  “There is more to Christian living than simply loving other Christians.  We must be responsible in all areas of life.  Some of the Thessalonian Christians had adopted a life of idleness, depending on others for handouts.  Some Greeks looked down on manual labor.  So Paul told the Thessalonians to work hard and live a quiet life.  You can’t be effective in sharing your faith with others if they don’t respect you.  Whatever you do, do if faithfully and be a positive force in society.”
         OK I can go for the hard work is a great example for Christians to show their faith and get the respect of others.  But I am still puzzled on the “Be Quiet and Mind your own Business”…    I have always believed that Christians needed to speak out a little more about our Christian Values…   – the mind your own business – well maybe we should sometimes…
I am not going to try to go much farther in explaining what I think this passage is about and how to live it…     I am seeking some great Wisdom from all of you…..
So please think about this scripture an email me your Thoughts…                    gmmgodsmightymen@yahoo.com       Thanks…..