Monday, July 23, 2012

Don't Get Tired

There are many things in life that we get tired of doing. Whether it is homework or chores, work or careers, we oftentimes find ourselves getting tired of what is at hand. Perhaps Paul saw this coming when he told the Galatian Christians to “not grow weary in well-doing” (Galatians 6:9). Paul knew that when we get tired of doing something, the natural tendency is to quit.

It is ok to get tired of doing certain things, but let us never get tired of doing what is right. The temptation will be there to stop reading your Bible, to stop praying, or to stop telling people about Jesus. But we cannot let ourselves grow weary from doing what is right.

We also may grow weary from just living the Christian life. It is easier to go with the flow—to do what everyone else is doing. It takes no stamina to listen to bad music or watch bad TV shows, but it requires spiritual discipline to say no to those things. That is why the path that leads to destruction is broad: it is the easy way.

But Paul ended that verse with a great promise and bit of encouragement for us. If we don’t give up, we will reap in due season. Planting and tilling the land is hard work, but when that harvest comes it is all worth it.

That will be true for us as well.   

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