MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS
Regarding life together and getting along with each other, you don’t need me to tell you what to do. You’re God-taught in these matters. Just love one another! You’re already good at it; your friends all over the province of Macedonia are the evidence. Keep it up; get better and better at it.
Stay calm; “mind your own business;” do your own job. You’ve heard all this from us before, but a reminder never hurts. We want you living in a way that will command the respect of outsiders, not lying around sponging off your friends. (1 Thessalonians 4:9-12)
The time has come that we must learn to do as Paul had commanded the people of Macedonia when they were just sitting around and melding in other people’ business. Paul first exhorted them to focus their ambition on learning how to live and lead a quiet life, then he told shut up and “mine their own business!”