Why should a Christian work
Why should a Christian work?
1. Christians should not be consumers.
We should work so that our families do not become a burden to the church.
2. Christians should work to become contributors of the church.
We should work so that we could contribute to the church. We are encouraged to work hard and help the needy.
Paul Warns Those Who Do Not Want to Work
You know how you should follow our example. We worked when we were with you. We didn't eat anyone's food without paying for it. In fact, it was just the opposite. We worked night and day. We worked very hard so that we wouldn't cause any expense to any of you.
We worked, even though we have the right to receive help from you. We did it in order to be a model for you to follow. Even when we were with you, we gave you a rule. We said, "Anyone who will not work will not eat."
We hear that some people among you don't want to work. They aren't really busy. Instead, they are bothering others. We belong to the Lord Jesus Christ. So we strongly command people like that to settle down. They have to earn the food they eat.
Brothers and sisters, don't ever get tired of doing the right thing.
Keep an eye on anyone who doesn't obey the directions in our letter. Watch that person closely. Have nothing to do with him. Then he will feel ashamed. But don't think of him as an enemy. Instead, warn him as a brother or sister.
Paul prides himself in his hard work.
We work hard with our own hands - 1 Corinthians 4:12.
But I have not used any of these rights. And I am not writing this in the hope that you will do such things for me, for I would rather die than allow anyone to deprive me of this boast. For when I preach the gospel, I cannot boast, since I am compelled to preach.Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! If I preach voluntarily, I have a reward; if not voluntarily, I am simply discharging the trust committed to me. What then is my reward? Just this: that in preaching the gospel I may offer it free of charge, and so not make full use of my rights as a preacher of the gospel - 1 Corinthians 9:13-18.
In beatings, imprisonments and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger - 2 Corinthians 6:5.
Are they servants of Christ? (I am out of my mind to talk like this.) I am more. I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again - 2 Corinthians 11:23.