As for you brothers do not grow weary in doing good. – 2 Thessalonians 3:13
Don’t grow weary.
Live for Jesus.
Die to self.
Pray without ceasing.
Study to be approved.
Honor your spouse.
Train up your children.
Love your neighbor.
Forgive your enemies.
Turn the other cheek.
Love the Lord, your God, with all your heart.
Put on the full armor of God.
Fight the good fight of faith.
Bear one another’s burdens
Speak the truth in love.
Confess your sins.
Live at peace.
Be angry and do not sin.
Keep watch on yourself.
Warn a brother, restore a brother.
Fight the good fight. Run the race.
But whatever you do, don’t grow weary in doing good. As you read through the list above, aren’t you glad the Lord is our strength? In our own power we would most certainly grow weary. Knowing that even on our best days, tiredness can set in, how much more do we need the Lord in the midst of difficult circumstances. This week we will be studying this verse in its context. If you haven’t done so before you might be surprised. While the principle for not growing weary in doing good is a principle that can be applied to the list above, it is an admonition that was applied to a very specific circumstance. It was a statement that was encouraging and challenging the church to stand up and follow through on its core convictions.
That’s why Paul says, “Don’t grow weary in in doing good.” Don’t grow weary for doing the hard, awkward, disappointing, and downright discouraging thing. Please take some time to read through our text (2 Thessalonians 3:6-15). But please allow me to forewarn you, this passage is a doozy. While it will challenge us, I’m also certain that the Lord will strengthen us so that we will not grow weary but rather grow in our confidence in Gospel Conviction.
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