Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. 8 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. 9 Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. 10 So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith. Galatians 6:7-10
Sometimes outsiders want to tell you how to live your life… and hypocritically, they themselves don’t even follow their own advice. That’s what the Apostle Paul was correcting for the Christians in Galatia. The Jewish believers wanted to superimpose aspects of the Abrahamic covenant and Mosaic law upon Gentile believers (circumcision in particular). Paul wanted to have none of it. Instead, he advocated for life in the Spirit, not for life under the law. In time, they would grow to see the spiritual freedom in Paul’s gospel. By loving God and loving our neighbor, we will reap a harvest!
How about me? Am I weary of doing good or energized as much as the day I first believed? What good work does God have ahead for me today?
Lord Jesus, Your ways are higher and better than anything I could ever find or do on my own. As this day begins, would you empower me to do good at every turn. Help me see the opportunities and the people You love clearly- with their needs… and to take the time and effort to respond with Your love.