Thomas Jefferson's 2nd Rule

Okay, now that you have learned that in Ecclesiastes 9:10, we should not have idle hands and that we must do God’s work; let’s take a look at Thomas Jefferson’s 2nd rule:

2.  Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.

Okay, this one is a tough one.  Outside of not asking my kids to retreive something from the other room for me, I am struggling to comprehend what TJ meant by this.  I am sure he had plenty of hired hands.  We know he was a slave owner.  So what did he mean?  Is it that we shouldn’t “Pass the Buck?”  Does it mean that if something we are doing gets tough not to bother others for help?  Does it mean we should stick it out until it is impossible to do then seek the help?  Think about it and let me know what you think.  I would love the discussion.


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