Embracing the Journey to Completion: The Biblical Art of Finishing Strong

Ex 39:32 Thus was all the work of the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation finished: and the children of Israel did according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so did they.

It’s refreshing to see a finished work, is it not?  Anyone can start something, but it’s the finishers whose accomplishments are worthy of notice!  It ought to be each of our prayers to be able to say even as Paul, “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith!”(2 Tim 4:7).  Nothing is more tragic than to witness one who started off well, but did not finish.  Paul wrote to the Galatians, “Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth?” (Gal 5:7).  Joseph said to his brothers, “See that ye fall not out by the way.” (Gen 45:24).  Much is said in the scriptures about finishing, as we can already tell!  Luke 14:28 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?”  We would be wise to revive this principle of commitment in a world that seems to know little of it!  However, I will say that even when we’re unfaithful, yet our Heavenly Father abideth faithful (see 2 Ti 2:13)!  When my best-made plans seem to be inconsistent at best, I find a calm assurance that my Lord will still see me through!  I think of the works of God, and have yet to find one that He has not finished on schedule, nor will I!  Rest assured that what God starts, He finishes, and what He finishes turns out VERY good!!  I now turn your thoughts to the words of Christ as He hung there on the cross to pay for the sins of the world; “It is finished!” (see John 19:30)!  Glory to God, what a Savior He is!  Because of the FINISHED work of Calvary, a home in Heaven and a guilt-free past can be secured by faith in Christ!  And to top it all off, here’s one final word of encouragement to help us in our journey until we reach our Heavenly home; “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” (Php 1:6)!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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