February 25 // Don't Quit
“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”
“But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.”
2 Thessalonians 3:13
God employs the principle of partnership to accomplish His purposes in the earth. And when we as His children stop participating with God, we forfeit His blessing. The Christian race is not a 100-meter dash; it’s a marathon! Winning a marathon requires endurance and running the race with patience. And for Christians, this involves believing, trusting, hoping, persevering, and obeying that claims the victor’s crown—we must not quit!
God’s working on earth is inextricably linked with man’s cooperation. That’s what 1 Corinthians 3:9 says: “For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.” We are literally God’s fellow workers! Notice those words again: “..we are laborers together with God..” That is incredible! The Bible says you and I have been teamed with our Creator to accomplish purposes that were ordained from the beginning of time—we are to never quit!
There is a harvest that awaits every faithful Christian. John 4:35-36 says: “Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.” We are to diligently labor in His fields that are ripe for harvest. We must “..press toward the mark..” We must never quit!
Live by faith, walk in His Spirit and no matter what comes your way—never, ever, ever quit. And have a GREAT day!