NOT TO BE SLUGGISH!

“And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end,  that you do not become sluggish.......” (Hebrews 6:11).

God has given you so many inheritances and also the promises to inherit them. One who promised you is faithful and so you will receive them definitely. There are three things which you should follow. Paul the Apostle lists them out this way. Firstly, one should not be weary, secondly one should have faith and the third requirement is enduring patience.    

Those who are weary will let even the things on their hands to slip away. The weariness and the laziness cause a man to lose so many good things. When 31st happens to be the last date to apply for a job, some lazy people will remain unconcerned and lazy until the 30th.   

They will misplace the address to which the application is to be sent and keep on searching it on the last day. In the end, the employment opportunity slips away from their hands as the application is not sent in time.

Solomon the wise writes about laziness as follows: “The lazy man does not roast what he took in hunting, but diligence is man’s precious possession” (Proverbs 12:27). “A lazy man buries his hand in the bowl, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again” (Proverbs 19:24). Dear children of God, remove this weariness and laziness from you.

Secondly, faith is required for you to own the God-given inheritances. You can make your progress only with the faith you possess. Look at the faith of Abraham. The Scripture says, “By faith, Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going” (Hebrews 11:8).

Finally, the third thing required is enduring patience. Those who are in haste will lose everything. Paul the Apostle writes: “With all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love” (Ephesians 4:2).

Dear children of God, get rid of the weariness and inherit the verses which are the promises through faith and longsuffering and let this be your victory.

To meditate: “Listen, my beloved brethren: Has God not chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?” (James 2:5).

Daily BreadJoshua Jebadurai