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Do Not Grow Weary

Galatians 6:9

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

RevRayLet us not become weary in doing good.  When I first read this passage I thought – who would ever tire of doing good – lol.  Isn’t doing good what we all want to do I thought.  Doing good is not natural – as a mater of fact – it is just the opposite.  So what is God trying to tell us in today’s passage?

I looked around it and read it in partial context.  I saw a glimpse of the lesson that God was trying to present to us.  Galatians 6:7-10 – 7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8 The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. 9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

Some might tire from doing good.  The reason for some is that we don’t always see the benefit or reward from doing good.  It isn’t always immediate and of course we are an instant society – needing instant feedback on everything.  We see people taking short cuts and doing what pleases them and they seem to reap the rewards while we strive to do the right thing – the good things – and don’t see the reward or benefit at times.

Of course Christianity is a heart thing my friends.  Christianity boils down to attitude – the condition and position of one’s heart.  We shouldn’t do good to reap a reward – to see a personal benefit.  We should do good simply because that is what God wants of us.  We should serve God because God is God and for no other reason.  Yet God wants us to know there will be a reward – a blessing – from doing good.  We will reap what we sow He says.  Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.  Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

Just something to think about today as you go on your way.

July 23, 2013 - Posted by | Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor | , , , , , , , , , ,

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