Devotion @ 3 June 2021

2 Thess. 3:13-15

Doing Good Anyway

 

"But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary in doing good. And if anyone does not obey our word in this epistle, note that person and do not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed. Yet do not count him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother."

II Thessalonians 3:13-15

 

Doing good is a virtue.

 

Doing good even when it is tiring and difficult is godliness.

 

This was what Paul called the believers to. In fact in this passage (2 Thess. 3)

 

he called the believers to encourage and work on the lazy, troublemaker and busybody. Never give up on anyone, discipline them and seek to restore them.

 

Such is Christ-likeness. Such is imitating Christ. Jesus never gave up on his disciples. Jesus never give up on you.  And I wonder whether Paul had his own story in mind, how he persecuted Christians and yet Jesus never gave up on him. If a Christ-hater and murderer can be turned around, why should we give up on anyone.

 

Reflection

How has Christ kept doing good in your life when you were far from him?

 

Who do you need to keep doing good to, even if it is tiring for you? Draw strength from Christ

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