Scripture for today: Galatians 6:9
“Fight like the third monkey trying to get on the ark.”
I saw that sticker on a vehicle a couple of weeks back. As I read it, I chuckled. Picture in your mind, three monkeys about to get on Noah’s ark. One will have to be left behind, so there is a pretty good fight. One monkey is literally fighting for his life. If he gets left off the boat, he will die in the flood.
I thought about that sticker this morning as I read Genesis 6-7, which gives us the account of the flood. God was saddened that He made man so He decided to start over. He told Noah to build an ark and Noah and his family and animals would board the ark. There, they would be kept safely until the flood was over.
“Fight like the third monkey trying to get on the ark.” That statement is a reminder to us to be persistent. To hang in there. To not quit.
It may be that you are trying to do something and you’ve gotten frustrated. You are about to quit. Don’t do it; hang in there. Paul said in Galatians 6:9, “Do not grow weary in well doing, for in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary.” That verse is a reminder to us to hang in there.
As the poem goes: “It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.”
So don’t quit. Fight like the third monkey trying to get on the ark.
Gregg Potts is a minister and writer in Bartow County.