Thessalonians 3:2 And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith.
3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.
4 And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you.
5 And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.
6 ¶Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.
7 For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;
8 Neither did we eat any man’s bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:
9 Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.
10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
P was clearly teaching here that just because we know that the Rapture is nigh, it does no mean that we can stop working fpr a ;ovomg. fpr t tjem we wo;; fne then we would be eating off ptjer people’s labor, not contributing anything to society. Knowledge of the imminence of the Rapture must not lead to iidleness and sloth. That would be disorderly, not according to divine order. laid down in the Sabbath commandment which directs us to work six days a week, and rest for a day a week only on the Sabbath.