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“Go on; Go on!”

Categories: Christian Principles, Encouragement

Tonk Talk by Mark T. Tonkery 

The French physicist, Arago ascribes his success to words found on the cover of a book when greatly discouraged.  They were, “Go on, sir; go on! The difficulties you meet will resolve themselves as you advance.  Proceed, and light will dawn and shine with increased clearness on your path,” written by D’Alembert.  “That maxim,” says Arago, “was my greatest master in mathematics.”  Following out these simple words, “Go on, sir; go on!” made him the first astronomical mathematician of his age.

What Christians it would make of us!  What heroes of faith, what sages in holy wisdom, should we become, by acting out that maxim, “Go on sir; go on!” (Author Unknown).

We may be very discouraged today by all the things that are happening in our world, but we must never give up!  We must continue on, especially when it comes to our precious faith.

Notice these words of encouragement from scripture to remind us to “Go on; Go on!”

· Php. 3:14, “I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

· Rom. 8:37, “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”

· 1 Jn. 5:4, “For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.”

· Jos. 1:9, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” 


Arago was encouraged by the words of a mere man and accomplished great things in the field of mathematics.  We have the words of God, God-breathed words, words inspired by the Holy Spirit, how much more should we be encouraged and willing to do great things in the Lord’s name!

Christian now is the time to keep going and growing in our faith.  It is always too early to quit, so don’t give up!  “Go on, Christian; Go on!”