Overworking

 

 

The apostle Paul said: ďAll things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of anyĒ (1 Corinthians 6:12).

Therefore, we must see to it that we do not become slaves of our work by giving ourselves over to it with our body, soul and spirit. Work is a useful and lawful thing, but it must never become the most important thing in our life. Therefore, brother, work in order to supply the needs of your family and to help the needy, but do not try to get rich by your work (or, if you canít get rich by your work, by looking for a second work) lest you stray from the faith and pierce yourself through with endless sorrows. Remember that besides a physical life you have a spiritual life, of which you must take care by praying alone and together with other believers in the place of worship, by reading and studying the Scriptures at your home, by going to hear the sermons and the teachings in the place of worship (the place of worship can be the house of a brother or your own house), by doing good works, etc., but remember also that when the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter the heart of a believer they choke the word of God planted in him and it becomes unfruitful (Mark 4:19-20).

Watch and pray, brothers, lest you fall into this diabolical trap.

 

 

 

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