Fighter Verse For June 28, 2015
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. –Galatians 6:9-10
The phrase “grow weary” is used just three times in our Bibles. Two times the greek word is translated “lose heart,” and the third time “grow weary.” One of the times the phrase is used, it is used by Jesus himself. He uses it specifically to encourage us to not lose heart.
Luke 18:1-8 And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.’ For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, Though I neither fear God nor respect man, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.’” And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge says. And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”
Jesus helps us see that God will in due season answer our prayers and issue justice where it is deserved. If an unrighteous judge will give justice because of a persistence requester, how much more the Righteous Judge to his loved persistent child? God hears, and will answer in due season. So please don’t lose heart. Keep asking. Keep praying.
In the same way, God sees the good works you are doing. Please don’t grow weary, or lose heart of doing good. There is a season coming where you will reap the harvest you are sowing. The crops don’t ever come up in the same season they are planted. It takes time, so don’t lose heart.