The task ahead of us
is never as great
as the POWER behind us

Are You Keeping at Your Work?

A tract shared with you by Kraig Josiah Rice

"The Lord has given to every man his work. It is his business to do it, and the devil's business to hinder him, if he can. So sure as God has given you a work to do, Satan will try to hinder you.

He may present other things more promising, He may allure you by worldly prospects, He may assault you with slander, torment you with false accusations, set you to work defending your character, employ pious persons to lie about you, editors to assail you, and excellent men to slander you.

You may have Pilate and Herod, Annas and Caiaphas all combined against you, and Judas standing by ready to sell you for thirty pieces of silver; and you may wonder why all those things come upon you. Can you not see that the whole thing is brought about through the craft of the devil to draw you off from your work and hinder your obedience to God?

Keep about your work.
Do not flinch because the lion roars;
do not stop to stone the devil's dogs;
do not fool away your time chasing the devil's rabbits.

Do your work.
Let liars lie, let sectarians quarrel, let corporations resolve, let editors publish, let the devil do his worst;
but see to it that nothing hinders you from fulfilling the work that God has given you.

He has not sent you to make money.
He has not commanded you to to get rich.
He has never bidden you to defend your character.
He has not set you at work to contradict falsehood which Satan and his servants may start to peddle.

If you do these things, you will do nothing else;
you will be at work for yourself and not for the Lord.

Keep about your work.
Let your AIM be as steady as a star.
Let the world brawl and bubble.

You may be assaulted, wronged, insulted, slandered, wounded and rejected;

you may be abused by foes,
forsaken by friends,
and despised and rejected of men,
but see to it with steadfast determination,
with unfaltering zeal,
that you pursue the great purpose of your life and object of your being
, until at last you can say,
'I have finished the work which Thou gavest me to do.'
-Amen and Amen."

My scripture addition:
..."For there is going to come a day of judgment when God, the just judge of all the world,
will judge all people according to what they have done.
He will give eternal life to those who persist in doing what is good, seeking after the glory and honor and immortality that God offers.
But he will pour out his anger and wrath on those who live for themselves, who refuse to obey the truth and practice evil deeds." (NLT)
(Romans 2:5 - 8).

If you are a discouraged pastor or minister or Christian worker I hope that this tract has been used by the Lord to encourage you. If you are facing discouragement now then this tract is for you. Or you know someone who is going thru a tough time then you might want to send them this tract. Also you might want to read my tract on encouragement to help you.


Encouragement For Suffering

Overcoming Discouragement

Distress and Deliverance

A Bible Study on Forgiveness

The Imprecatory Prayer

Psalm 30- King David was Persecuted

How To Survive a Job's Trial

Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

How To Handle Persecution

A Bible Study About Miracles
Do you need a miracle to happen in your life? God still works miracles. Maybe He has one for you...

presented to you by the Bread On The Waters Ministry
of Kraig Josiah Rice

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