Have you ever done something for someone and they acted very appreciative? Maybe they said something like “I won’t forget this” or “If you ever need anything, I’ve got you!” Then when the time comes, they have forgotten or they can’t quite seem to come through for you like you did for them.
Good News: God is the polar opposite.
He tells us to go “into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16: 15) in order to bring His lost sheep home. He understands that ministry is not to be taken lightly and that it can be challenging. Not everyone will want to hear the Good News. Heck, they didn’t even want to hear it from Jesus! He knows there will be some who have an open and ready heart while some couldn’t care less. There will be some who will thank you for the life-changing word and some who cuss you out and tell you that you have no idea what you’re talking about. Some will be grateful that you helped them continue to trust God in their moment of doubt or weakness while some will laugh in your face and ask how you can believe in a god, in some mystical unseen being.
It will not always be a bed of roses, so He urges us to “not grow weary or become discouraged in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap, if we do not give in” (Galatians 6: 9 AMP). God wants you to know that He won’t “forget your work and the love which you have shown for His name in ministering to [the needs of] the saints (God’s people)” (Hebrews 6: 10 AMP). He restores all things, He provides all things, He exceeds all expectations, and He loves you. When He says “I won’t forget”, you best believe that He has something beyond amazing in store.
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Hebrews 6:10 (AMP) For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown for His name in ministering to [the needs of] the saints (God’s people), as you do.
Hebrews 6:10 (TLB) For God is not unfair. How can he forget your hard work for him, or forget the way you used to show your love for him—and still do—by helping his children?