2 Thessalonians 3:1-15, 12-13 text.
What do you do when things are not doing well?
Well, most of us get weary, that is worn out.
I like the way D. L. Moody put it: “I get weary in the work, but not weary of the work.”
That has kind of been my philosophy over the years.
What do you do when you get worn out?
1 Corinthians 15:58, “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”
ALWAYS BE YOURSELF AND WALK ACCORDING TO THE WORD OF GOD! VERSES 1-4.
You can try as you will, but you will never be what you wish you were. Let God use you the way you are: Personality, character, intelligence or lack, gifted or not, talented or not.
Allow the Lord to make you and shape you.
You will grow weary if you try to fit or follow someone else’s mould. God made you the way you are. Let Him use you the way He made you. It does not mean that you cannot make all men your teacher.
Don’t try to be like another, be Christlike, and find a man who is following Jesus and follow him.
Chapter 2 concluded with the fact that believers should be established in the Word of God. Now in Chapter 3 Paul says that there are certain responsibilities that we have as believers.
As Paul put it to the Ephesians (4:1), “walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called.”
In verse 1 he says that the Word of God enables us to walk before the wicked world.
The Word of God establishes us in our walk. It really bothers me to think that people who claim to believe The Word of God give so little attention to it. Christians need to be established: In the home, church, work, etc.
Right now our homes are in trouble, our church is in trouble, our country is in trouble, as well as the lives of believers. We need to be established, how?
By coming to the Word of God and letting it have its influence in our life.
Someone said, “The Bible will keep you from sin, and sin will keep you from the Bible.”