Galatians 6:8–10 “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. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.”
The great preachers and songwriters, John and Charles Wesley, were blessed with a patient mother. At one time her husband said, “I marvel at your patience! You have told that child the same thing twenty times!”
Susanna Wesley looked fondly at the child. She said, “Had I spoken the matter only nineteen times, I should have lost all my labor.”
How true it is that without perseverance we can easily lose all the spiritual labor that we have invested, and that the Lord has invested as well. It is not easy to constantly sow and yet never reap.
But there is a season for both. Sometimes that season of sowing can go on for years and years, with very little fruit being evident.
Whether it is raising your children, working on your marriage, your personal evangelism, or leading a congregation as a pastor, this truth holds true across the board.
Perhaps, from time to time, you think you are investing all of your time and effort trying to do something for the Lord, and you don’t think there are any results. In those times you need to remember that we are not laboring in our own vineyard, it is the Lords.
We must leave the results of our spiritual labor, in the very capable hands, of the Lord of the Harvest.
1 Corinthians 3:7 “So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.”
Don’t be weary in well-doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we don’t quit.
Today’s Biblical Manhood Principle: Don’t quit, it will be worth it all!
Today’s Inspirational Song: I Stand Redeemed!