Daily Devotion: October 4th 2021

Monday October 4th

Read: Galatians 6:9

Learn: In the book of James, we are taught that works are a product of our faith and that faith without works is dead. Here we are spurred on to doing good and not to grow weary in our doing of good things. It is not enough to do good when times are easy for us, to give when we seem to have an endless supply of money in the bank. But, to do so continuously and not grow weary, especially when it becomes hard to trust God, that is when we are to continue and not grow weary. Giving to God even without knowing if our needs will be covered, sharing a meal with a neighbor who has been unkind, or loving on someone with different political or worldviews. We are encouraged to not grow weary of such good works. In our due season, when God has chosen the time, we will reap a reward, we will see blessing, even if it is not what we imagine it to look like, if only. If only we do not give up. It’s a challenge to climb out of bed in the morning knowing we will climb straight up a mountain without reprieve, only to do it again the next day. Let us look to the joy placed before us, like our savior Jesus did when he faced the cross. Let us not cease running the race with endurance (Hebrews 12:1-2).

Reflect: Have you grown weary of doing good in any area of your life? Have you let life and different circumstances stop you from working your faith and salvation out in action? (Philippians 2:12).

Pray: God, would you give me strength and endurance to run the race set before me, would you give me the strength I need in you to continue doing good, even when times are difficult, and I feel worn thin. In Christ we pray, Amen.

-Today's Devotion was written by Jake Wren, Youth Minister at Cedar Pointe Church.




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