Alexander MacLaren

No unwelcome tasks become any the less unwelcome by putting them off till tomorrow. It is only when they are behind us and done, that we begin to find that there is a sweetness to be tasted afterwards, and that the remembrance of unwelcome duties unhesitatingly done is welcome and pleasant. Accomplished, they are full of blessing, and there is a smile on their faces as they leave us. Undone, they stand threatening and disturbing our tranquility, and hindering our communion with God. If there be lying before you any bit of work from which you shrink, go straight up to it, and do it at once. The only way to get rid of it is to do it.

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Put on the full armour of God so you can resist in the evil day and we would think it would end there. However, it doesn’t end there. There is a great emphasis in the last part of the verse when it says “and when you have done all, stand firm.” The implication is that we should do all we can, and when we have done all that we can, do that we can. In other words, we need to use all the diligence and effort we can muster to stand in the Christian life.