The best way to begin to attack this text for our understanding and application is to consider the final phrase first. Here it is: “So that you won’t grow weary and lose heart.” Some days are like that aren’t they? In this world so filled with pain, misery, and difficulty, you might just want to say “Forget it.” I’m done with the church. I’m done with Jesus. Too many problems. Too many heartaches. Too much bad news. Too many people complaining about stuff that really isn’t important. The boss is not happy. The wife is not happy. And, I’m not happy. You are weary and are on the verge of losing heart.