God calls us to persevere. In Hebrews 12:1-3, he tells us to “run with endurance the race that is set before us.” Jesus “endured the cross” and “endured from sinners such hostility against himself” – and we too are to persevere in our trials. And not for no reason.
Jesus endured for our good, to purchase our salvation. And we are to endure that we might do what is good. God tells us in Galatians 6:9-10, that we should “not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”
Each day we have opportunities to do good, so we must persevere daily through the trials and struggles to do the good God gives us to do.
We are told not to give up, so we must persevere until the end. We can retire from our jobs, but we cannot retire from doing good, serving Christ, seeking his kingdom. We are to persevere until our final breath.
God wants us to persevere through our trials to daily do the good he gives us to do until the end. Are you persevering through your trials? Are you doing the good God has given you to do?
May God help us to persevere in this way. In the next post, we will look at how.