In his teaching against idleness, Paul made reference to
Paul made reference to the Thessalonians in his teaching against idleness. He urged them to work hard and avoid idleness, reminding them of his own example of working hard to support himself while preaching the gospel. He also warned that idleness can lead to gossip, meddling in other people's affairs, and becoming a burden to others. In summary, Paul used the Thessalonians as an example to teach against idleness.