(2nd Cor 8:10-11KJV) “And herein I give my advice: for this is expedient for you, who have begun before, not only to do, but also to be forward a year ago. Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to will, so there may be a performance also out of that which ye have.”
In this text the Apostle Paul is encouraging the Corinthian Church to finish collecting seed money for the poor at Jerusalem. They had started a push to be a blessing to those less fortunate; however, they didn’t finish the work. Thus, Paul says “you began this effort a year ago, now I need you to perform and finish what you started”. Saints of God, how many of us have promised the Lord we were going to do something for Him only to discover it was just words going nowhere?
How many of us have started out with a great zeal to do something for God only to discover some how we got distracted and never got back to the work we started? Child of God the Lord is looking for finishers. He’s looking for those believers who will finish the work they have started for him. The Lord doesn’t want excuses, He wants results; thus, it behooves all of us who have made promises to the Lord that we were going to do this, that or the other to get other people with like minds involved in what we are trying to accomplish for God.
Therefore, if we get sick, or God forbid death was to come upon us the work; the vision; the plan of God would continue to push forward. I’m sure all types of things happened to the Church at Corinth to cause them to get sidetracked; however, the Apostle Paul encouraged them to finish what they had started for God, because there is nothing worse than a quitter, or a broken promise to the Lord.
God Bless You
Pastor Versal Mason