GOD in flesh, Jesus, clearly affirms we labour or work with our hands in Mat17:27,|
wherein He says "cast in a hook," an effort, sufficient to pay for our costs, dues.
GOD in Lk5:4-11 gives an example of our efforts without His grace + power, much
lost, but in Jn21:3-11 gives an example of our efforts with His grace and power,
GOD is clear, when we forsake our self will, as in Lk5:11 Acts15:8 1Pet3:21b-4:6; 5
till 2Pet1:3,4,12, we can then justly claim to copy Lk12:50; 22:42 1Jn2:6, living
GOD confirms this from Gen2 thru Deut11:26-28 Mat19:17 Phil2:12 Heb5:9 to Rev22:14,
as our self will is carnal, flesh, sin and must die, be killed Rom6; 8, forever.
GOD in Paul declared his death to self Rom6; 7:6,22,25-8:4,14-39 1Cor15:31
2Cor4:11-7:1 etc, yet insisted upon manual labour Acts18:3 1Cor4:12 2Thes3
to support his ministry, our example.
GOD is clear, anyone not following the Bible examples is a disgrace to Him,
His word, His work thru honest servants, and needs to repent of their laziness,
GOD's true servants copy Paul in all ways, Gal5:1-6:10, refusing worldly gain
for self-sake, but diligently working to support His family of believers'
genuine needs, not lusts.