Don’t get tired
But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary in doing good. 2 Thessalonians 3:13
Here is the bottom line! Keep doing good and don’t get tired of it. Sometimes it can seem exhausting to always do the right thing and always do what is best for others. Let’s face it, taking short cuts is the easier road to travel. That’s the reason they are called short cuts. However, to live honorably and uprightly, the right thing to do is always the good thing. For example: is it the right thing to do to pass up every beggar on the street? Or is it good to give, to help even though you don’t know what they will do with what you gave. The fact is you have done your part and it was good. Now the ball is in their court to do the right thing. It may not happen, but they will continue to be in want, but you will continue to bless others and do good.
Another example is with family and friends. It is good to bless them and consider them first, but our first thoughts are usually for ourselves. It can be easy to get into the mind set that if I take care of everyone else, who will take care of me? Don’t feel bad if you have ever thought that, you are not alone. However, when you trust God that He is going to bless you as you are a blessing to others, He will and He is much better at it than you will ever be.
Paul ends up this chapter talking about not hanging out with those who don’t line their lives up with the Word of God. He is careful to say don’t treat them like an enemy, but help them as a brother in the body of believers . . . by doing good and giving instruction.
Today I want to encourage you to not get tired of doing good to others. When it comes right down to it, good works are only those works that we do toward others. Doing good is helping, serving and blessing those who cross your path each day. Whether it’s family, friends, neighbors, co-workers or even strangers, always watch for the opportunity to do a kind or loving deed. Even Jesus said “it is more blessed to give than to receive” (see Acts 20:35)
Today’s scripture reading: 2 Thessalonians 3:13-18