So we all know someone that refuses to lead others or to work. Depending on what stage of life we are in, it may be more prevalent. For example, little kids and teenagers are more likely not want to work or lead than say someone that’s older and has been in the world and has had to work in order to get what they want or just to live. Well a man of God will be independent and work hard to provide for his family.
“But if anyone does not provide for his own, that is his own household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. “
1 Timothy 5:8Hcsb Bible
So we see here that not providing for our families and ourselves is a terrible offense according the Paul and the Bible. We have to understand that work was not a product of the fall even though we may complain more than anything else. Before sin entered the world, God gave Adam the garden to tend to or work if you will. So work was never seen as bad. It’s only because we sinned that we now see work as bad since God then punished us by making it painful for us to do work and then to provide for our families even though we wish we could do anything else at the current time.
How to apply this to our everyday lives then? Well how are you living your life currently? Are you living your life in a way that you would either be able to support yourself or a family? If not, then find a way to support them. It doesn’t necessarily have to be working the fields but it has to be a job that you can do without disobeying God and still provide for your families. That means crime is not an option. Even though it can be tempting since it could be easy and a lot of money but since it disobeys Gods word, it’s off limits
So what if you are young, in school or living with your parents? You may think you are in the clear. You are wrong in several ways if that’s the case. As children in a house, we are to obey our parents and to do the chores assigned to us. In this way, we try to help out our families. Are we doing our chores and helping our families out willingly as boys about to men?
Also if you are living with your parents and you are over the age of adulthood, are you trying to provide for yourself? This could be in the form of paying for the bills that you are accountable for, such as car, phone, your part of the groceries, or any other bills that you are responsible for.
Now depending on the family you live in, your parents may tell you to save up money for when you move out and that’s fine since you are then getting ready to then provide for yourself and your family. If they do this, don’t be shocked or angered when they ask for you to pitch in later if money gets tight. Since you are not providing for yourself yet, you shouldn’t get mad if they then ask for some help every now and them. This helps pay respect to them and gives you an opportunity to step us as a man in this instance.
Also, are you working to eventually be able to provide for yourself? This could be done by either doing well in school or listening to your dad as he teaches you how to fix or create something or both. It depends on the way you are going to provide for your family in the future. Some will do it by graduating college and using that degree for a job to provide for their families. Some will go out of public school and get into a trade such as plumbing, electrician, or carpentry.
In any circumstance, men of God will be hard workers in whatever field they are in so that can provide for themselves and their family.
So at the end of the day, be strong, be courageous, be humble and work hard to provide for yourself and your family.
If you have any questions or disagreements, just message me or comment below. I hope you have a great day.