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Don’t Grow Weary???      A Word from THE WORD!!! #64

I have what I hope will be an encouraging word to share with you this morning, for like some of you, I deal with weariness too, yet Paul encourages us to “not be weary”; and while this is good advice we need to observe and take note of the context and then walk in the truth that God speaks to our heart! In fact Paul shares it on two different occasions, which ought to call us to take note!

Be not deceived;

God is not mocked:

for whatsoever a man soweth,

that shall he also reap.

8 For he that soweth to his flesh

shall of the flesh reap corruption;

but he that soweth to the Spirit

shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

9 And let us not be weary in well doing:

for in due season we shall reap,

if we faint not.

10 As we have therefore opportunity,

let us do good unto all men,

especially unto them

who are of the household of faith.”  Galatians 6:7-10

       “But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.”   2 Thessalonians 3:13

Let’s consider what Paul is calling our attention to as he brings his letter to the Galatians to a close.

Don’t be deceived—deception is all around us, Jesus said:

Ye are of your father the devil,

and the lusts of your father ye will do.

He was a murderer from the beginning,

and abode not in the truth,

because there is no truth in him.

When he speaketh a lie,

he speaketh of his own:

for he is a liar,

and the father of it.”  John 8:44

What YOU sow, YOU will reap–Of the Spirit or the flesh–

So, watch what you do… (doing comes out of being) which is what Paul is reminding us of–living (being) in The Spirit, not the flesh…

Enter ye in at the strait gate:

for wide is the gate,

and broad is the way,

that leadeth to destruction,

 and many there be

which go in thereat:

14 Because strait is the gate,

and narrow is the way,

which leadeth unto life,

and few there be

that find it.”  Matthew 7:12-14

So, choose wisely–there is a test!  And when we walk with Jesus, we can cast all our cares upon HIM…and “find rest…

Do good, as we have “opportunity” –not chasing the crowd but following Jesus and learning to see what HE sees, and acting as HE leads, not presuming to labor in our own effort.

May you “find rest unto your souls” today, knowing that Jesus wants to carry those heavy burdens, if we will but give them to HIM.  Today!  Today!!  Today!!!

Humble yourselves therefore

under the mighty hand of God,

that he may exalt you in due time:

7 Casting all your care upon him;

for he careth for you.”  1 Peter 5:6-7