(NASV) Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. (KJV) And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. (ESV) And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
Consider yourself a farmer Consider yourself a farmer – Makrothumeo: long spirited (James 5:7-8) – Trust God’s growing process
Think like a farmer/investor Think like a farmer/investor – Prepare today for tomorrow – KNOW the Master (Matt 25:26-27) – Don’t accuse the Master (Exo 5:22-23) – “Wait it out” w/the Lord (2 Cor 12:9; Heb 10:23; Heb 12:1-2; Col 3:23-24; 2 Cor 4:17-18)
Job 13:15 15 "Though He slay me, I will hope in Him.” Job 19:25-26 25 "As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, & at the last He will take His stand on the earth. 26 Even after my skin is destroyed, yet from my flesh I shall see God;
Daniel 3:16-18 17 "If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the furnace of blazing fire; & He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. 18 But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up."
Revelation 2:10 10 'Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, & you will have tribulation for ten days. Be faithful until death, & I will give you the crown of life.
Revelation 2:26 26 “He who overcomes, & he who keeps My deeds until the end, TO HIM I WILL GIVE AUTHORITY OVER THE NATIONS;’
1 Corinthians 15:58 58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.
Galatians 6:9 9 Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.