Do Not Be Weary

Gal 6:9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart

According to David Guzik in his blueletterbible.com commentary of the above verse, the phrase “lose heart” in the ancient world was used for the kind of fear and weariness a woman experiences during labor but before delivery. Work was hard and painful, unfinished and unrewarded.

There are times when you will grow weary doing good while others are blatantly rebellious around you. Sometimes, it seems there is no hope for change, or doing good bears no fruit. These are the times to turn to God’s word, encouraging us: Let us not grow weary while doing good. Due season is coming. There is a time for planting but the next day doesn’t produce the harvest. There is a time for waiting, a time for letting water and sunshine grow the seed, let the roots go deeper into the ground, the trunk grow and the leaves process the sunshine, water, and air. Then the fruit will grow.

A waiting time is required for the proper fruit to come out. Due season bears the sweetest fruit. Fruit that is artificially induced before its due season is not as good. In due season, we are supposed to reap a harvest IF WE DO NOT LOSE HEART. So do not lose heart!

Another encouragement just before “Let us not become weary” is this: God cannot be mocked. He gives His guidance through His word because He wants to lead towards eternal life.

Gal 6:7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8 Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.

Gal 6:10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

Gal 6:1 Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. 3 If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. 4 Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, 5 for each one should carry their own load

So don’t be weary about what others do. We are called to not judge others especially since we are sinners as well, just sinning differently. Concentrate on your own walk with God. He can not be mocked. He will take care of others according to His character of being a just, holy, loving, faithful God. Keep doing good, You will reap a harvest if you do not lose heart nor give up!

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