Lent: Day Thirty Six

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

Let us not grow weary of doing good! We will harvest/receive as we have sown. Each gathering either corruption from the flesh or eternal life from the Holy Spirit (vs 8). So then, don’t give up, but instead let us do good to everyone as we have the chance, especially those saved through faith in Jesus. How do we do this?

“Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.” -Hebrews 12:3-4

Consider is defined by Merriam-Webster as a transitive verb meaning:
1. To think about carefully
2. To regard or treat in an attentive or kindly way
3. To gaze on steadily or reflectively

Ponder Jesus Christ who endured from sinners such hostility in order to give sinners a way to peace with God. Consider him and we will not grow weary or fainthearted but instead the opposite; rested and brave.

“I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ.”
- 1 Timothy 1:12 - 14

As we continue to think on what Jesus has endured and given to us we see that Christ Jesus our Lord has given us strength! Let’s thank him. Although we were formerly ____________, we have received mercy (compassion and forgiveness we don’t deserve). AND, the grace (favor and goodwill that we can not earn) of our Lord spills out for us with faith and love. So we are able to serve the LORD with gladness… (Psalm 100:2) For the LORD is our strength and our song…(Psalm 118:14)

Prayer: God, May we not grow weary in doing good because it is better to sow by the Spirit than our flesh. Please, fill our minds with you and your enduring love that we might be rested and brave. Thank you, Jesus for giving us strength, faith and love. Let us do good to all as we have opportunity, especially those in the household of faith!