يا إخوَتِي، نُوصِيكُم، بِٱسْمِ الرَّبِّ يَسُوعَ المَسِيح، أَنْ تَتَجَنَّبُوا كُلَّ أَخٍ يَسْلُكُ سُلُوكًا مُقْلِقًا، مُخَالِفًا لِلتَّقْليدِ الَّذي تَلَقَّيْتُمُوهُ مِنَّا
رسالة القدّيس بولس الثانية إلى أهل تسالونيقي03/من06حتى18/:”يا إخوَتِي، نُوصِيكُم، بِٱسْمِ الرَّبِّ يَسُوعَ المَسِيح، أَنْ تَتَجَنَّبُوا كُلَّ أَخٍ يَسْلُكُ سُلُوكًا مُقْلِقًا، مُخَالِفًا لِلتَّقْليدِ الَّذي تَلَقَّيْتُمُوهُ مِنَّا. فَأَنْتُم أَنْفُسُكُم تَعْلَمُونَ كَيْفَ يَنْبَغِي أَنْ تَقْتَدُوا بِنَا، لأَنَّنَا لَمْ نَكُنْ بيْنَكُم مُقْلِقِين، ولا أَكَلْنَا الخُبْزَ مَجَّانًا مِنْ أَحَد، بَلْ كُنَّا نَعْمَلُ بِتَعَبٍ وكَدّ، لَيْلَ نَهَار، لِئَلاَّ نُثَقِّلَ عَلى أَحدٍ مِنْكُم، لا لأَنَّهُ لَيْسَ لنا سُلْطَان، بَلْ لِكَي نُعْطِيَكُم أَنْفُسَنَا مِثَالاً لِتَقْتَدُوا بِنَا. فإِنَّنَا، لَمَّا كُنَّا عِنْدَكُم، كُنَّا نُوصِيكُم بِهذَا: إِذا كَانَ أَحدٌ لا يُرِيدُ أَنْ يَعْمَل، فعَلَيْهِ أَيْضًا أَنْ لا يَأْكُل! وقَدْ سَمِعْنَا أَنَّ بَعضًا مِنُكم يَسْلُكُونَ سُلُوكًا مُقْلِقًا، ولا يَعْمَلُونَ شَيئًا، لكِنَّهُم يَعْمَلُونَ مَا لا يَعْنِيهِم. فَنُوصِي أَمثَالَ هؤُلاء، ونُنَاشِدُهُم في الرَّبِّ يَسُوعَ المَسِيح، أَنْ يَعْمَلُوا بِهُدُوءٍ ويَأْكُلُوا خُبْزَهُم. أَمَّا أَنْتُم، أَيُّهَا الإِخْوَة، فلا تَمَلُّوا عَمَلَ الخَير. وإِنْ كانَ أَحَدٌ لا يُطِيعُ كَلِمَتَنَا في هذهِ الرِّسَالة، فلاحِظُوهُ ولا تُخَالِطُوه، لَعَلَّهُ يَخْجَل! لا تَحْسَبُوهُ كَعَدُوّ، بَلِ ٱنْصَحُوهُ كَأَخ. ورَبُّ السَّلامِ نَفْسُهُ، هُوَ يُعْطِيكُمُ السَّلامَ في كُلِّ حينٍ وفي كُلِّ حَال! أَلرَّبُّ مَعَكُم أَجْمَعين! هذَا السَّلام، أَنَا بُولُسُ كَتَبْتُهُ بِخَطِّ يَدِي، وهُوَ عَلامَةٌ في كُلِّ رِسَالَة: هكذَا أَكْتُب. نِعْمَةُ رَبِّنَا يَسُوعَ المَسِيحِ مَعَكُم أَجْمَعِين!”.
Jesus’s 40 Days Fasting & The Devil’s Temptation
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 04/01-13/:”Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during those days, and when they were over, he was famished. The devil said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become a loaf of bread.’ Jesus answered him, ‘It is written, “One does not live by bread alone.” ’Then the devil led him up and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And the devil said to him, ‘To you I will give their glory and all this authority; for it has been given over to me, and I give it to anyone I please. If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours.’Jesus answered him, ‘It is written, “Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him.” ’Then the devil took him to Jerusalem, and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, saying to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, for it is written, “He will command his angels concerning you, to protect you”, and “On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.” ’Jesus answered him, ‘It is said, “Do not put the Lord your God to the test.” ’When the devil had finished every test, he departed from him until an opportune time.
Keep away from believers who are living in idleness and not according to the tradition that they received from us.
Second Letter to the Thessalonians 03/06-18/:”We command you, beloved, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from believers who are living in idleness and not according to the tradition that they received from us. For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us; we were not idle when we were with you, and we did not eat anyone’s bread without paying for it; but with toil and labour we worked night and day, so that we might not burden any of you. This was not because we do not have that right, but in order to give you an example to imitate. For even when we were with you, we gave you this command: Anyone unwilling to work should not eat. For we hear that some of you are living in idleness, mere busybodies, not doing any work. Now such persons we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living. Brothers and sisters, do not be weary in doing what is right. Take note of those who do not obey what we say in this letter; have nothing to do with them, so that they may be ashamed. Do not regard them as enemies, but warn them as believers. Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in all ways. The Lord be with all of you. I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. This is the mark in every letter of mine; it is the way I write. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with all of you.”