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Reason 3: To Demonstrate Your Reliance on God and Not Yourself
Even from childhood, the western concept of self-reliance is ingrained in us.
A commitment to silence and solitude demonstrates a humble reliance on God.
- In verses 9 and 10, Paul calls upon the church to grow in brotherly love for one another. What 3 things does Paul call upon them to do in verse 11?
- How do you think that the discipline of silence and solitude helps to grow us in fulfillment of this command from Paul?
- According to verse 12, what is the purpose of this command to live quietly, and mind their own affairs, and to work with their hands?
- How do you think it impacts our walk with outsiders when we live a life of quiet dependence on God?
Close in prayer for the Spirit to reveal areas of your life that you could cut out in order to live more simply in dependence on God.