2 Thessalonians 3:13 But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary in doing good.
It may seem an odd statement, but there are times when a Christian might feel tempted to throw up their hands and say, “I’m tired of doing good. I’m tired of always being expected to do the right thing and say the right thing and think the right thing. I’m tired of fighting the good fight. I just want to give up.”
It’s true that some people are just plain lazy, too lazy to do good. Prior to this verse Paul addresses them by saying, “If anyone won’t work, neither should he eat,” but that’s not the case here. In this verse Paul’s talking about a person who is just bone-tired, worn out from doing good.
It’s when we’re weary that we’re at our weakest. When we’re worn down and worn out that’s when the devil attacks the hardest because he knows our exhaustion might cause us to give up and quit, but Paul exhorts us not to do that.
Paul’s not talking to the spiritually lazy in this verse; he’s speaking to the brethren, to the true believers, to brothers and sisters in Christ. He tells us, don’t quit just because you’re tired. Don’t give in. Don’t back down. Don’t grow weary in doing what’s right and saying what’s right and thinking what’s right.
As tempted as you might be to throw in the towel because you’re tired and fatigued—don’t. Don’t give in to your exhaustion. Don’t give in to your weakness.
“As for you, brethren, do not grow weary in doing good.”
Have a God Filled Week,
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