Standing in your place
Apr 16, 2017
The Resurrection was required for eternal life
Apr 16, 2017
The greatest victory in life is the victory over self
Gal. 6:9 states, "And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap if we faint not." Notice the words "due season." Hebrews 10:36 states, "For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise." Notice "after". Christian, would you live for God now, if you knew it would be 45 years before you got the promise or received the blessing or saw the result of living a lifetime of faithfulness to the Lord? Caleb spent 40 years in the wilderness and another 5 in Canaan before receiving the promise. See Numbers 13 and 14 and Joshua 14 and notice that Caleb "fully followed the LORD" all those years and was 85 years old before getting his mountain. Some people give up, get out and go back before they ever see the blessings God intended for them. There are several reasons God said Caleb fully followed Him, and eventually was blessed.
- He did not fear the giants in the land. Numbers 13:30 There a problems to endure, valleys to walk, mountains to climb, enemies to fight and temptations to overcome, but God rewards it all.
- He did not follow the crowd. Numbers 13: 8-10 Along the pathway of life we will be faced with following Christ or following the crowd.
- He did not falter until he finished the journey. He never mentioned the promise until he was 85, after the victory. Josh. 14:12 We fail if we pursue instant gratification. Wait on "due season."
- He did not find fault with God or God’s men. (Moses and Joshua) He kept his eyes on the LORD and said, "The LORD hath kept me alive, as He said, these forty five years." Josh. 14:10
- He did not fret over the promise, but waited patiently for His faithful LORD to be true to His word. In Numbers 13:30 Caleb said, "Let us go up at once…", but it took 45 years…and he waited and waited and finally his "due season" came.
Your due season may be the week after you give up, the month after you get out of Church, the year after you have lived out of God’s will. How long will you live for God the see a son or daughter, mom or dad, friend or neighbor saved? Do not become "weary in well-doing; for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not."