The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Hebrews 12:3 | KCIS 630

The writer of Hebrews warns: don’t become weary of doing good. Why would he do this? It is easy in this sinful world to tire of trying to do good. Evil so often seems to overcome our good that we want to give up. Hebrews eleven shows how people of faith endured despite obstacles.

The writer of Hebrews wants to inspire us not to lose hope when we are weary by keeping our focus on Jesus. Often times the work of the Kingdom is difficult and as people we can wear others out by our sinful behavior. But the key is always keeping our eyes on Jesus who can revive the most tired worker to keep going.

Jesus Inspires us Not to Become Weary of Doing Good

Hebrews 12:Think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people; then you won’t become weary and give up. After all, you have not yet given your lives in your struggle against sin. [1]

By focusing on Christ and what He did on our behalf, we won’t become weary and give up. Trials can cause us to become discouraged and even to despair. During these difficult times, we can remember how Christ endured, and that endurance can inspire us.

Throughout the history of the church, meditation on the suffering of Christ has helped countless martyrs, prisoners, and those being persecuted. Christ’s suffering surpassed any suffering we humans might face. We must not lose sight of the big picture as we face hardship and discouragement.

“We are not alone; Jesus stands with us. Many have endured far more difficult circumstances than we have experienced. Suffering trains us for Christian maturity, developing our patience and making our final victory sweet.”[2]

The Apostle Paul also Reminds us Not become Tired of Doing Good

Galatians 6:So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. [3]

Satan would like to weary us with evil so we get discouraged and give up. The evil one wants to steal our blessings. Trust Jesus and His work on the cross, don’t trust yourself because as humans, we fail.

The early Christians faced persecution. Paul and the writer of Hebrews wanted to encourage them to “keep on keeping on.” We remember what other people of faith endured and understand we aren’t alone in the struggle. When we focus on Jesus, He will sustain and help us because we don’t want to become weary of doing good.

Don’t become weary of doing good, for encouragement listen here:

[1,3] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

[2] Barton, B. B., Veerman, D., Taylor, L. C., & Comfort, P. W. (1997). Hebrews (p. 207). Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.


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