Paradise Calvary Chapel

Devotionals

Do Not Grow Weary
Anonymous - Nov. 28, 2015
Devotional

 Do Not Grow Weary Galatians 6:9: “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” (NKJV) I don’t know about you, but sometimes I tire of doing good works. I think to myself, “God, I know when You came to Earth, You did good works and showed us how to live. But I can’t do that!” I think of how I try to do good works at my job, with my wife, with my daughter, and even in my church. It can be tiring trying to do good works for others, even when our hearts are in the right place! Even though we know that it is not our works that get us into heaven, and that it is by grace through faith in Christ that we are saved, I think that too many times I can try to do those good works in my own strength as if I am any better for doing those works in God's sight. But Paul says not to grow weary, especially not in doing good. He would know this concept very well! He was beaten, flogged, tortured, imprisoned, and much more all for the sake of Christ! Yet he did not grow weary in doing those good things, and as he wrote in 2 Timothy 4:7, Paul finished the race and fought the good fight! He said that any who would sow to the flesh would reap destruction, but those sowing to the Spirit would reap everlasting life! It can be so easy to fall into the trap of doing things for ourselves, but we mustn’t lose heart. Paul encourages us in Galatians 6:9 to continue to sow to the Spirit and do good to others because our reward is eternal life with Christ in heaven. And what a glorious place heaven will be, a place that we can have everlasting life with God. Sometimes I need to hear that there is an end to all of the craziness in life, and God says it for me: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30, NIV) So remember this week not to be weary while doing good. God has a reward for us, and we are called to be strong in the Lord and to continue to fight the good fight! Want to find out more about what it means to have a personal relationship with God? You can read more about God’s Plan of Redemption or contact the ministry team with any questions