STUDY TO BE QUIET

“And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.”
(1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 KJV)

Download audio versionThere are two groups of Christians that are easy to distinguish, those who work with their hands and those that are obviously lazy! Paul in his teachings always urged people to work hard and create wealth bringing them out of poverty. In the above scripture he says study to quiet and do your own business and work with your hands. This is a commandment that he gave them and the churches he formed.

When you study to be quiet, you are giving yourself the benefit of speaking things that are edifying to your spirit man and not destroy it. Solomon says even a fool when he is quiet can be considered a wise man. When you do your own business, you grant yourself the opportunity of not meddling with other people’s things and you avoid conflict with others. Your hands are carrying a special blessing that if you unlock it, it can be a blessing not only to you but the whole world. God blesses the works of your hands. Give your hands work to do and you will see God’s goodness and fruitfulness.

For you to get to a place where you lack nothing, you have to walk honestly to all. Let people see that you deal honestly with your family and business. Let them see that you are serious about important things such as integrity. Avoid corruption and bribery, it only mars the works of your hands. You will reap nothing but vanity.

You need to self introspect and ask yourself if you pass on these three things: study to be quiet- this is study so it needs a lot of work to get there. Do your own business and I would say this you must include minding your own business. Don’t delve into other people’s matters uninvited. Ask yourself, am I walking honestly or with integrity?

I pray for you that as you self introspect and meditate on this word, your life will take a different twist and you will see God’s hand changing things around you and your life.

Declare this;
Lord Jesus I thank you for your word which directs and corrects me. I choose to follow your word as I study to be quiet, work with my own hands and to walk with integrity that I may show the world the grace that only you can give.

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Charles Magaiza

Charles Magaiza is the President of El Shaddai World Ministries with a teaching and preaching career spanning over 12 years. Charles is also the Pastor of the fast growing El Shaddai Family Churches in South Africa and also author of the highly motivational From the Shepherd’s Desk which reaches thousands of people every week all over the world. He is an author of a number of published books including Breaking the Invisible Barriers ©2003, Shake It Off ©2005 and No Limits ©2006). All the three publications are available in major book stores in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and other countries. He has transformed the lives of many people through regular presentations to seminars, conferences and workshops. He is also the founder of Purpose Clinic (www.purposeclinic.com), an organization that helps people both young and old realize their purpose and pursue it. This is done through a solid mentorship programme, workshops, seminars and camps.

12 thoughts on “STUDY TO BE QUIET”

  1. Lord Jesus l thank you for your word which directs and corrects me.l choose to follow your word as l study to be quiet, work with my hands and to walk with integrity that l may show the world the grace that you only can give. Amen.

  2. Thank you Apostle. Lord Jesus I thank you for your word which directs and corrects me. I choose to follow your word as I study to be quiet, work with my own hands and to walk with integrity that I may show the world the grace that only you can give. Amen.

  3. Lord Jesus I thank you for your word which directs and corrects me. I choose to follow your word as I study to be quiet, work with my own hands and to walk with integrity that I may show the world the grace that only you can give. Amen Apostle, today I pray that the Almight guide me in knowing what I need to focus on.

  4. Lord Jesus I thank you for your word which directs and corrects me. I choose to follow your word as I study to be quiet, work with my own hands and to walk with integrity that I may show the world the grace that only you can give.

  5. Amen Papa. Lord Jesus l thank you for your word which directs and corrects me .l choose to follow your word as l study to be quiet,work with my own hands and to work with integrity that l may show the world the grace that only you can give.Thank you Papa.

  6. Lord Jesus I thank you for your word which directs and corrects me. I choose to follow your word as I study to be quiet, work with my own hands and to walk with integrity that I may show the world the grace that only you can give.

    Thank you Apostle

  7. Lord Jesus I thank you for your word which directs and corrects me.I choose to follow your word as I study to be quiet .work with my hands and to work with integrity that I may show the world the grace that you only can give Amen.

  8. Thank you Apostle. I will master quietness and endeavor to mind my own business.
    Lord Jesus I thank you for your word which directs and corrects me. I choose to follow your word as I study to be quiet, work with my own hands and to walk with integrity that I may show the world the grace that only you can give.

  9. Amen Apostle! Lord Jesus I thank you for your word which directs and corrects me. I choose to follow your word as I study to be quiet, work with my own hands and to walk with integrity that I may show the world the grace that only you can give.thank you

  10. Thank u Apostle, this is indeed a challenge to us the modern Christians as we have gotten too lazy. I am rebuked and will endeavour to make a new turn in my own life.

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