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The Great Commission

The Apostle Paul tells us,



“Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody”.

-1st Thessalonians 4:11-12



In the time those words were scribed, Thessalonica was a flourishing metropolis, a port city, and a hub for cultural “free expression” that attracted secular thinkers like Lucian of Samosata, to its many hollow corridors. From this context, we Christians are instructed to make it our ambition to lead a quiet life, and mind our own business. Followers of Jesus Christ lay down our lives, daily, in service to our beloved Lord and King. In the book of Acts, we see it clearly recorded that it was ordinary Christians expositing the Lord’s Gospel after receiving their Godly instruction directly from the Apostles.



The secular mind is apart from God, self-absorbed, seeking prestige, and extols himself above all. The secular way is practiced deception sponsored by Satan and is packaged neatly in the rhetorician’s standard operations for worldwide shipping. As Christians, we must be separate from this influence. We must maintain a presence of mind that we are in fact “the body of Christ”, Our daily life is the primary practice of humility, obedience, and gratitude. Likewise, we work with our hands, because our hands are meant to accurately picture God’s hands.



To the outsider we are properly seen as honest, patient, kind, and down to earth. We earn the respect of secular peoples and our Christian siblings, by giving more to others than we keep for ourselves. As Christians, we are responsible to love others, even our enemies. We find our joy in the truth of God’s word.



Winning respect as Christians is to acknowledge and accept our great commission to compete for the hearts, minds, and souls of all humanity! This is our most urgent and important objective since the masses are presently teetering on the precipice of eternity, absent the light of God.


The last bit is this, Paul purposely learned a trade/skill (tent-making) and although he was an educated man, he worked with his hands in exchange for an honest living. It is in this Oath that Happy Window Cleaning is dedicated.

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Guest
Feb 05, 2023

Thank you for sharing these type of stories and articles with all of us.I really liked the article.

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Guest
Jan 28, 2023

The way you explained how to impress god and the best way to get closer to him is nice, in any religion of the world these principles are vaild.

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Guest
Jan 26, 2023

I'm not Christian, however, I respect your religion, and how you practice what God's have thought you. Thank you for making this world as a better place.

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This is well detailed article I must confess and it is informative and educative. Live your life as quiet as you can, it can define you.

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Jan 10, 2023

I have to agree with you on how outsiders view Christians. I, as an outsider, see Christians as very honest, nice and hardworking people. Really glad to learn more about you guys. Thanks for the informative blog post.

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