Never grow weary of doing good

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As Christians, we try to live a life that brings glory to God but some days, that is really hard to do. Sometimes it feels like all that we are doing isn’t bringing the results we want, or people pick on you for being a “goody-two-shoes.” In these moments it can be all too easy sometimes to cave to the flesh.

When I am feeling this way I remember Galatians 6. In this chapter, Paul is concluding his letter to the Galatian church. The book of Galatians is largely about justification by faith instead of works of the law, however, towards the end, it veers towards the results of a justification by faith, a life in the Spirit.

As he moves through some of what life in the Spirit would look like, we arrive at verse seven. From here Paul reminds us that we reap what we sow. If you sow your flesh, you will reap the results of the flesh, corruption. However, if you sow in the Spirit, you will reap the rewards of the Spirit, eternal life.

He then encourages us that we need to keep sowing in the Spirit, because, when the time is right, we will reap a good harvest if we persevere.

This passage is so uplifting because it is a great reminder not to give up, and so many people are teetering on the edge. Our life in the Spirit may bring hardship or persecution, however it also brings great blessing. Nothing we do for the Lord is wasted, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. My friends this IS the Word of God. Don’t give up. God bless you today and forever. He is always by your side.

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. 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. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.  Galatians 6:7-10 ESV

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