“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good.”
Galatians 6:9 New Living Translation
We often feel that we are good for nothing. By that I mean we aren’t recompensed fairly for being good, choosing right, making sacrifices for the good of others. Living a Godly life requires making decisions that cost us and appear to give us nothing in return.
And when compared to those who aren’t trying, who aren’t being good and make little effort to make their world a better place, it makes sticking to ‘doing what is good’ seem a bit futile.
But the reason for continuing to do good whether it seems to pay or not is found in the verses that follow the one above. “So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit.” Galatians 6:9 The Message
It’s like God recognizes that it’s tiring being good in a bad world. It’s tough taking the high road when the low road travels so easily. It can be a burden holding to a standard that others openly mock.
But … there is a payday coming for the righteous. It will come at the ‘right time’. If it hasn’t happened yet, it’s simply not the right time. The promise is secured by the tiny, two-letter word ‘if’. The prize won’t come if we give up or quit.
It takes patience to exercise faith. Faith’s motto is: “Hang on. It’s going to be worth it.” Impatience counsels “Why wait? Just take what you can get now.”
This week it’s important to reaffirm our confidence in the law of ‘sowing and reaping.’ Behind it stand all the promises of God and the assurance that He is keeping accurate records and will reward faithful living.
May you find joy for your journey.
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