#183 “DON’T LOSE HEART” (GALATIANS 6:9-10)
- 9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. A healthy and abundant harvest takes time. It doesn’t happen overnight. Similarly, spiritual fruit requires hard work and patience to see the results. Paul understood that the Galatians were growing weary and frustrated with the challenges that came with their newfound faith in Christ. Therefore, he motivates them that the reward is great to those who do not lose heart. Paul told the Corinthians, “Be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain” (1 Cor. 15:58).
- 10 So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. Paul turns the Galatian’s attention away from the Judaizers by encouraging them to care and serve others without limit. The famous preacher, John Wesley said, “Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” Opportunity—The word denotes “the proper or planned time” to cultivate and plant crops in the field. Paul stresses the need for Christians to seize the opportunity to sow into the life of others if they plan to reap a harvest of good works. Household of faith—Loving and caring for fellow believers is a true sign of being a disciple of Christ.