Galatians 6:9-10…9 Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.
We don’t know the timing of our harvest as believers. However, we can trust God because of who He is. Others may not be aware of our sowing to the Spirit, but God does, and our reward will come from Him. Disciples can become discouraged and disillusioned in doing good and be tempted to quit. But, we have every reason to persevere in using our freedom to serve others.
We will reap leaves no doubt as to whether there is any benefit if we walk by the Spirit. Due time may come in this life or in the next one or perhaps even in both. We will be rewarded, and according to God’s timing whether that’s sooner or later. We wait for God to give the harvest; however, today we have important work to do.
Growing a crop requires patience and hard, tiring work. Obstacles like lack of rain, equipment breakdown, and disease discourage farmers. Disciples can be disheartened by doubt, lack of support from other believers, and an ever-changing culture. Paul encouraged perseverance through reliance on the Holy Spirit. We wait patiently for God to give the harvest while doing the important work of Jesus.
10 So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.
Taking advantage of the season of sowing good deeds is essential if believers are to enjoy the season of harvest. This takes effort because all means every person. That includes the scoundrels in our life and those who disappoint you. We are to be generous to all, but we are to give special attention to other Disciples and their welfare.
Help me to use my resources, both spiritual and material, to benefit fellow believers and those outside the faith?