1 Thessalonians 5:12-24
New International Version
Final Instructions 12 Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. 13 Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. 14 And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone. 15 Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else. 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not treat prophecies with contempt 21 but test them all; hold on to what is good, 22 reject every kind of evil.
23 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not treat prophecies with contempt 21 but test them all; hold on to what is good, 22 reject every kind of evil.
Tuesday - April 5
“Suppose, for example, that [an employee] is unfaithful [at work] and does damage or permits damage to be done when it could have been avoided. Or suppose that through laziness, carelessness, or malice a servant wastes things (or time on the clock) or is negligent with them in order to frustrate and annoy their employer. When this is done deliberately—for I am not speaking about what happens accidentally or unintentionally—you can cheat your employer out of [lots of time and money]. If someone [had stolen] that much, he would have been [thrown in prison], but here you become defiant and insolent, and no one dares call you a thief! (Luther’s The Large Catechism, the Seventh Commandment).