Galatians 6:9-10 – “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.” NKJV
We have all known people who just seem to always be doing good things for other people. It was or is their heart and no matter the recognition or the reward they did it. Then we have known those who do good things if the recognition or reward is there and as long as the accolades roll in they continue their efforts and actions. I’ve known parents, spouses, and even workers and bosses express their weariness at doing good things for others only to have it go unappreciated and frequently I have seen them cease their actions and some even fallen into bitterness over it.
If what you are doing is based on the immediate gratification of recognition then you are doing it for the wrong reason. If you do what you do “in the name of the Lord” and “for the Lord” then your reward is beyond this life as well as in this life. Paul encourages us to not give up and not grow weary in our efforts to do good things. He assures us what we should all have settled deep in our hearts – GOD SEES ALL! Just like farming, there is a time of preparing the soil, a time of planting the seed, a time of germination of the seed, a time of growing, and then finally a time of harvest. We reap WHAT we so, we reap LATER than we sow, and we reap MORE than we sow.
When we are doing good things for anyone, God sees it. When we are doing good things for those of the household of faith according to Paul here this is especially noted. Let me give you a Roy reason for this: Those of the household of faith are already in the fight and are either sowers of the Gospel or potential sowers of the Gospel. They are laborers in God’s harvest and when we do good things for them and help them continue their efforts we are furthering the cause of the Kingdom in a very tangible way.
Therefore, even if no one recognizes your efforts or even expresses appreciation for what you do – DON’T LOSE HEART! God will never forget what you do or have done and even if it is in Heaven He will honor your labors, especially if they are labors of love out of a pure heart for the right reasons.
As you go through this day and this year look, for opportunities to bless others and especially those of the Household of Faith! May God be with you, guide you, guard you, protect you, and richly bless you in all things and at all times!