“So we must not get tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up.” (Galatians 6:9)
If we are Christians, God has given a a moral code to live by. He never, ever, promised that living by His code of conduct would be easy, but He did promise to send the Holy Spirit into our lives to help us persevere in living by His code of conduct, especially when we are at our weakest:
“In the same way the Spirit also joins to help in our weakness, because we do not know what to pray for as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with unspoken groanings.” (Romans 8:26)
Doing what is right in God’s eyes is not an option. Jesus gave us the following commands that we, as Christians, cannot continue to ignore:
“He said to him, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important command. The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:37-39)””.
“I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you must also love one another. By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35)
As Christians, getting tired and quitting doing what is right in God’s sight is not an option, folks. People are going to know that are true believers by our actions, not just by our words. Jesus warns us about fake Christians and tells us how we can tell them apart from the real Christians:
“Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravaging wolves. You’ll recognize them by their fruit. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes or figs from thistles? In the same way, every good tree produces good fruit, but a bad tree produces bad fruit. A good tree can’t produce bad fruit; neither can a bad tree produce good fruit. Every tree that doesn’t produce good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. So you’ll recognize them by their fruit (Matthew 7:15-20)”.
True Christians persevere in their faith, and living in immediate, radical, costly obedience to our Lord’s commands because He’s worthy of our all, all the time, not just when we feel like it. Only those who persevere to the very end of their lives will be saved. Jesus said:
“But the one who endures to the end will be delivered (Matthew 24:13)”.
So, what does your life say about you? Are you a quitter? Have you quit? If you have, you need to make sure you are who you say you are, or you will reap what you sow.
- How will you obey today’s Scriptures?
- With who will you share today’s Scritptures?
- With whom will you share the story of your salvation, and Jesus’ story?
In Christ’s love,