“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart”
And let us not grow weary
The word “weary” means to be spiritless, exhausted, lose heart, despair. The idea is not tiredness but that Christians can lose their motivation to do “good.” Discouragement causes some to give up or give out.
“Therefore I ask that you do not lose heart at my tribulations for you, which is your glory” (Ephesians 3:13).
“But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary in doing good” (2 Thessalonians 3:13).
Note that Paul includes himself in the possibility of discouragement in Christian service by the word “us.”
There is a direct correlation between persistence and motivation.
The quality of persistence in the face of difficulty is a Christian quality. It is easy to excuse ourselves from not serving the Lord because of some perceived difficulty we face. If this happens, we will flag in doing God’s will. We will lose interest and energy.
Dullness comes from blunting the keen edge of our Christian lives. Service does not seem worth it anymore. This loss of hope results in discouragement.
The spiritual Christian forges ahead in the face of the ingratitude of those who should appreciate him. All of us need the quality of stick-to-itiveness in service. Some of us give up too soon.
We may get weary in serving the Lord, but we never get weary of it. We need tenacity and patient persevering until the Lord comes (James 5:7,8).