“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”
Have you ever been exhausted? Not just physically, but mentally, emotionally and maybe even spiritually, exhausted. The word weary in our text today literally means to be utterly spiritless, or exhausted.
The Lord knew that through our journey we would find ourselves at times to be utterly exhausted in every aspect of our lives. He led the Apostle Paul to pin these words of warning to us so that we could guard ourselves against becoming weary or exhausted.
The latter part of the verse gives us a great reason to not grow exhausted in the fight… “for in due season we shall reap”. He tells us that eventually the well doing will pay off, and we will reap what we have sowed. But we will only get to reap those rewards if we do not faint along the way. Our reward may seem to be delayed, maybe even until we get to Heaven, but God promises us that He will bless us for our good works.
Don’t quit today, Christian! Guard your heart. Stand against the wiles of the devil no matter what he throws your way. Look to the Lord for the strength to press on and pursue the victory.
We can have victory by renewing ourselves through God’s Word everyday.
II Corinthians 4:16
“For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.”
We can have victory by constantly asking the Lord for help.
“And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;”
We can have victory by resting in the Lord.
“Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him…”
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”
We can have victory by being stedfast and unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord.
I Corinthians 15:57-58
“But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”
If you are becoming exhausted, seek the victory today.
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