FINISH THE TASK.
Men, I believe it is manly to not only start something, but more importantly, to finish it!
Luke 14:28-29 says, “For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? Lest haply after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him.”
The Christ who lives ...within us is the “author and finisher of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2. Philippians 1:6 reminds us that “Being confident of this very thing that he with hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”
If Jesus Christ, our great Captain, believes in finishing things, then all I can say is that this should make a big difference in us who profess we follow Him. It means to finish what we begin.
Let’s say the tower that we began to build was our marriage. Did we not first sit down and count the cost as to whether we had what it takes to perform it and complete it until “death do us part”? It is an indictment that over 50 percent, in the church, have not had sufficient fortitude, discipline, will power, love and courage to keep building until the conclusion of life.
What about the tower of raising a family for God? Did we sit down and count the cost? Again, many Christian men, for whatever unscriptural reason, haven’t got what it takes to have more than one or two children. Even then, they leave them to day care and public schools to raise.
It’s high time to have a recap on what we need to finish.
Be encouraged. Colin.