Giving Up And Ship Wrecking Our Faith: Fighter Verse

Memory 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

Throwing up your hands in surrender is so much easier then staying diligent in the battle. Our verse tells us that in due season we will reap. This is a promise from our God who desires us to reap a bountiful harvest of righteousness. This bountiful harvest of righteous does not come instantly, but rather in a different season. And so it can be hard to keep doing good.

I read yesterday of a popular preacher that just stepped down from the pastorate due to a moral failure. The article I read made a link to another popular preacher that was found out in May to have had multiple adulterous relationships and was also a porn addict. Both of these accounts were shocking and sad to hear about. The news reminded me of our fighter verse which encourages us to keep on doing good. One of the main persons that we as men need to keep doing good towards is our wife and children. And these preachers must have grown weary of doing good, and simply gave up fighting the battle.

I was a runner in high school. It is easy to get weary while you are barreling full speed down a track. Weariness does not come within 20 steps of the starting blocks, but rather 90 meters into the race. Exhaustion is something you grow into the state of and not something that comes all at once.

Our verse encourages us not to grow weary. We must begin to be attentive to the signs in our lives which indicate we are starting to peter out and run out of gas. One of the first signs down the road of weariness is that we stop doing good. When we stop doing good to those around us, especially to those in our own household, and of the household of faith; we are on the road to giving up and ship wrecking our faith.

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