Doing good endlessly

“And as for you, brothers and sisters, never tire of doing what is good.”  2 Thessalonians 3:13.

Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; 1 Kings 4-5, 2 Chronicles 2, Psalm 101, and 2 Thessalonians 3.

Another of Scripture’s high standards.

Who can live it out?

The ultimate’s are the problem.  Who can “never” tire?

God sets standards for our behavior so high that we quickly realize that we can’t achieve it.  We’re going to fail.  The good news?  It helps us see that in our own strength we are indeed limited.

So, what do we do?  We turn to the One whose strength is greater than ours is.  We cling to Him.  We trust Him.  We follow His lead.

I am weak and He is strong.  I have lived a long life and have endless history revealing my lack of endurance.  I need Him every second.

My strength IN HIM will be endless.  He knows my limitations.  He won’t have me doing things I can’t handle if I trust Him.

“Lord, I love You.  I want to never tire serving You.  Sometimes I do tire. Usually it’s when I’m doing things for You that are my idea, not Yours.  Guide me, O thou great Jehovah.  I need You, Father.”

Are you running out of steam?  Try working for God instead of yourself.


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