THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28
“For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for His Name in serving the saints, as you still do.”
Hebrews 6:10 ESV
GOD’S PROMISE TO SEE
A mom and dad had a son who was a freshman in college. He wasted his freshman year. He wasn’t very responsible, didn’t make good grades, squandered his money, and finally came back home. His parents told him, “If you go back to school you’ll have to pay your own way.” So he had to work that summer and not go on the family vacation. That was part of his punishment. The family went to Greece that year and the mom sent him a postcard, “Dear Son,” she wrote. “Today we stood on the mountains where ancient Spartan women sacrificed their children. Wish you were here.”
There are times when we have all felt like children who have really messed up. So often we are tempted to think that God is just waiting for an opportunity to catch us doing wrong or punish us. However, the author of Hebrews reminded us that God is watching the good work and loving things we do in His name.
Have you ever felt overlooked for a job, in your family, a position on the team or even a potential relationship? Is there an area in your life where you feel like you are doing the right thing but it’s not being recognized or rewarded? Claim Galatians 6:9 today, “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”