Q3 What does 'mind your own business' mean in 1 Thess 4:11? (1 Thessalonians 4:9-12)

Joel Edwards, 21st June 2015
Part of the Q&A series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Full Question: What do you understand by the phrase 'mind your own business' in Chapter 4:11? Is it referring to not being nosy, or as Christians how we should take care of our own affairs and work with our hands?


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1 Thessalonians 4:9-12

9But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another. 10And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more; 11And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; 12That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing. (KJV)

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