Journal Entry ~ 01/04/18
9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.10 So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. - Galatians 6:9-10
We are not to grow weary in doing “good”. If we read the verses just before this one, we understand the good Paul is referring to in this verse. “For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.” - Galatians 6:8. The good we should not grow weary from are those things that reap eternal life. When we reflect on whether we’re doing good, we just need to consider the impact on our eternal life, or the eternal life of those around you. If what we’re spending our energy on has no impact on our eternal life, then it’s not worth wearing ourselves out over.
We should not grow weary of reading our Bible and seeking to live by what it teaches. We should not grow weary of praying for our family, our friends, our church and our country. We should not grow wearing of sharing our faith with others or of serving the Lord with the gifts He has given us.
If we find we are too weary to do these things, then we can be confident we have taken over our schedule. We are weary because we are not living in the center of God’s will, we are living according to the flesh. If we are prioritizing our time in Scripture and prayer, if we are sharing our faith and serving with the gifts we have been given, we are living according to the Spirit.
Don't be weary in that. For in due season, you will reap if you don't give up. Don’t grow tired of doing those things He has called you to do. When we find we are exhausted, it’s important to stop and reflect on why we are weary - if we have grown weary from trying to keep up with our busy schedule of doing “good”, then we need to stop and re-prioritize. We need to rest in Him. On the other hand, if we are focused on doing the good He calls us to do, Paul is encouraging us not to give up. We will reap the benefits.
Press on ~ you are loved 💗
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