The European cuckoo bird is a freeloader. When spring comes, it doesn’t construct a home for its yearly brood. Instead, the female invades the nest of some unsuspecting bird and lays her egg there. The cuckoo’s offspring is left to be hatched and cared for by its “foster parent.”
While still featherless and blind, the intruder soon dominates the nest by pushing the rightful occupants over the edge to their death. Then it monopolizes all the attention of its new parents.
The selfish habits of the cuckoo family sound a lot like the irresponsible behavior that existed among believers in the early Thessalonian church (2 Th. 3:11). Those who sponged off others, lived undisciplined lives, and did no work were warned by the apostle Paul to change their ways. Their refusal to work involved more than just being allergic to perspiration. They were referred to as busybodies and disorderly. “They were,” says one commentator, “at nothing working, yet too busily working.”
When we neglect our God-given duties and begin interfering in the affairs of others, the result can be disastrous. Christian, beware of “cuckoo” behavior! Instead, faithfully accomplish the work God has given you to do.
We must not meddle in affairs
To which we're not assigned;
Instead, let's do our work for God
The way He has designed. —Anon.
No one is unemployed who minds his own business.