The Seed of the Disorderly
It has been said that for every cause there is an effect, and for every action there is a reaction. We see this exemplified in the first generation of humanity. The carefree lifestyle enj oyed by Adam and Eve might be regarded a cause; the effect was that they seemed to have time to listen to Satan and, subsequently, commit sin. Their disobedience might be considered the action, while God’s reaction was to give Adam enough work to do to keep him occupied. More than four thousand years later, Paul the Apostle is telling the Church at Thessalonica that the principle remains true; idleness results not only in physical and material want, but also in disorderly conduct. Paul had set an example of industrious activity for the Thessalonian people, and he expected them to follow it. He further pointed out that it is those who have too little business of their own to mind who eventually are found minding every one else’s. It is such whom Paul described as walking disorderly, and from such the Church was to withdraw itself. It is the idle and the slothful who sow the seed of the disorderly.
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