Devotion – II Thessalonians 3

S – For we hear that there are some among you who are idle. They are not busy but busybodies

 2 Thessalonians 3:11 CSB

O – idle:  pĕriĕrgazŏmai: to work all around, i.e. bustle about (meddle)

    Busybodies – The apostles had heard more than once (this is the force of the pres. tense of hear,     akouomen) that some in the church were not working to support themselves. They were     busybodies instead of being busy. Instead of tending to their own business of earning a living  they were meddling in the business of others.

The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scripture

A – It is not good for a person to be idle.  They were busier “not working” and being involved in other people’s affairs than trying to provide for themselves.  This translates to personal growth and spiritual matters as well.  We can often be busy trying to “fix” others when we should start with ourselves first.

R – Lord, help me to do this today.