Verse of the day.
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
It is a very human thing to be tired. This tiredness is not a physical one. A person could confidently say, “I easily get bored,” perhaps in their attempt to prove their love for adventures. However, we will quickly find that the divine life is not like this.
God is in every way different from humans. Imagine holding the same job for timeless time; creating things, offering mercy when needed, giving grace over and over again, caring, protecting, strengthening, paying attention to the detail of every life and its needs, answering prayers, delegating assignments and generally doing good. Phew! Being God can be exhausting if we were given the job!
Yet God never gets tired. Instead He delights in what He does. He watches over His own, never sleeping (Psalm 121:4), and over His Word to perform it (Jeremiah 1:12). Father never gets discouraged at all the people who shun His love and free gift of salvation. Instead, He works tirelessly to draw them in. He has indeed persevered over our own lives more times than we can count, seeking us out like a lost sheep (Luke 15:4-7).
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A Call To The Weary
Today’s text calls us to something beautiful; it shows us the truth that God invites us to be partakers of His nature. He calls us to be as faithful as He is in doing good, never tiring of working patiently as He does. This well-doing may be over the souls of others or even ours as the case may be. Either way, we are called to not grow tired.
Jesus expressed this when He said, “My Father works and I work also” (John 5:17). What a privilege! To be like our Father; loving goodness so much that it never tires us. To be like children who never lose their wonder at a flower they’ve seen a thousand times before.
How much more beautiful this is when we realize that it is God strengthening and working in us all the time. And then, like those who obtained the promises through faith and patience (Hebrews 6:12), we will get the reward of working with and for God in doing good.
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Father, I admit that I am quick to get tired. I will exercise the strength, patience, and loving perseverance already resident in me. I receive the grace to love doing good just as You do.
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