By: Lisa Wilmore
Scripture Reading: “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith (Galatians 6:9-10 KJV).
Greetings my brothers and sisters in Christ,
“Let us hold unswervingly steadfast to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful” (Hebrews 10:23 KJV). Our hope is in Jesus Christ. He is the way, truth, and the life (John 14:6a). Let us encourage the discouraged. Share the good news about our Savior who died on the Cross for the sins of the world arose the third day morning.
Perhaps you have made up your mind to give up and let go. In your efforts and thoughts, you believe that you have done everything possible to support others financially, spiritually as well as socially. In fact, you are considering throwing in the towel and walking away to never look back again. You may have become fatigued from worry, and you are on the verge of giving up. Your desire to move on to another dimension of your life is more appealing with less stress, you think. Paul encourages the Galatians as well as us to not become weary in doing good.”
Paul writes the noted scripture after he explains to the people in Galatia about sowing and reaping. “For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the spirit shall of the spirit reap life everlasting” (Galatians 6:8). It is important to realize what really matters are the things we do for Christ. Whatever resources God has given us, we must sow them in the manner that pleases him. As a result, we will reap spiritual benefits.
A dearly-beloved teenage family member inquired about the difference in those who reap to the spirit and those who reap to the flesh. No, she did not use that particular word choice, but wanted to know why does it seem like people who are saved and give, obtain less than people who are not saved and who are nongivers? I told her that her observation may hold some truth, but it is essential that she must not allow outward image success deceive her. If we continue to do what pleases God with our finances, time, gifts and especially our calling, in due season, we will reap the blessings God has promised us.