MONDAY 18TH MARCH 2017 MORNING
2 Thessalonians 3:6 - 15
Warning against Idleness
6 In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers and sisters, to keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live according to the teaching[a] you received from us. 7 For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example. We were not idle when we were with you, 8 nor did we eat anyone’s food without paying for it. On the contrary, we worked night and day, laboring and toiling so that we would not be a burden to any of you. 9 We did this, not because we do not have the right to such help, but in order to offer ourselves as a model for you to imitate. 10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.”
11 We hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. They are not busy; they are busybodies. 12 Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the food they eat. 13 And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good.
14 Take special note of anyone who does not obey our instruction in this letter. Do not associate with them, in order that they may feel ashamed. 15 Yet do not regard them as an enemy, but warn them as you would a fellow believer.
- 2 Thessalonians 3:6 Or tradition
JUMATATU TAREHE 18 SEPTEMBER 2017 ASUBUHI
2 Thesalonike 3:6-15
6 Ndugu, twawaagiza katika jina la Bwana Yesu Kristo, jitengeni nafsi zenu na kila ndugu aendaye bila utaratibu, wala si kwa kufuata mapokeo mliyoyapokea kwetu.
7 Mwajua wenyewe jinsi iwapasavyo kutufuata; kwa sababu hatukuenda bila utaratibu kwenu;
8 wala hatukula chakula kwa mtu ye yote bure; bali kwa taabu na masumbufu, usiku na mchana tulitenda kazi, ili tusimlemee mtu wa kwenu awaye yote.
9 Si kwamba hatuna amri, lakini makusudi tufanye nafsi zetu kuwa kielelezo kwenu, mtufuate.
10 Kwa kuwa hata wakati ule tulipokuwapo kwenu tuliwaagiza neno hili, kwamba ikiwa mtu hataki kufanya kazi, basi, asile chakula.
11 Maana twasikia kwamba wako watu kwenu waendao bila utaratibu, hawana shughuli zao wenyewe, lakini wanajishughulisha na mambo ya wengine.
12 Basi twawaagiza hao, na kuwaonya katika Bwana Yesu Kristo, watende kazi kwa utulivu na kula chakula chao wenyewe.
13 Lakini ninyi, ndugu, msikate tamaa katika kutenda mema.
14 Na ikiwa mtu awaye yote halishiki neno letu la waraka huu, jihadharini na mtu huyo, wala msizungumze naye, apate kutahayari;
15 lakini msimhesabu kuwa adui, bali mwonyeni kama ndugu.