Paul and Hard Work (2 Thessalonians 3:6-10): A Christian Approach to Social and Economic Development
Hard work though misconstrued, misrepresented and misappropriated in some quarters, is a sine qua non to development. Wherever or whenever the concept of development is talked about, whether social, economic, or biological, hard work of any sort is always implied. In this work which attention is essentially drawn to Christian approach to social and economic development, Paul’s model is the standard of consideration in the deliberation. As has always been the case with all biblical writings which this work will not be an exception, the selected passage will be critically analysed as some related terms will be explained prior to the analysis. The results of these will be basis for appraisal of the Nigerian society as regards its developmental programmes in the nation as to evaluate and ascertain the extent to which Pauline model and Christianity, in particular, has affected the nation. The result shall also be used as tool for recommendation where lapses are observed.
Keywords: Paul, Hard work, Christian, Social and Economic, Development