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“Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and 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.” 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

This passage is a much needed antidote for our culture today. Fame and fortune have become an end in themselves and beckon many forth on an endless search for significance. But significance can’t be gained through the paths laid out for us in this world. Narrow is the road we must take and it often doesn’t include fame or fortune. I believe many of the greatest and most profound workers and performers I have never met and never will. 

Significance is found in the quiet life. Many live a quiet life, but here the Bible says that it should be an ambition, a goal or priority. God grant us the contented diligence to live a quiet life and walk in it. 

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