Today’s Promise: Galatians 6:9-10

Ever feel like giving up?  Have you ever wanted to throw in the towel?  Most of us have. I know I have…even today.  Today’s promise gives us a reason to keep going, and promises a harvest … at just the right time … if we don’t.

This year, I will be starting a series of short videos focusing on the promises of God.  I am a strong believer in promised-based living.  Each of these short video posts will feature a single promise.  I will also be posting scriptures with discussion on why we can trust the Promise Maker.

Here’s today’s promise.  Rest on it today!

Promise Links: Galatians 6:9-10 (HCSB)

So we must not get tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, we must work  for the good of all, especially for those who belong to the household of faith.

Galatians 6:9-10 (Message)

So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit. Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith..

Galatians 6:9-10 (Amplified):

And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.

So then, as occasion and opportunity open up to us, let us do good [morally] to all people [not only being useful or profitable to them, but also doing what is for their spiritual good and advantage]. Be mindful to be a blessing, especially to those of the household of faith [those who belong to God’s family with you, the believers].

Commentary: Matthew Henry

“We are all very apt to tire in duty, particularly in doing good. This we should carefully watch and guard against. Only to perseverance in well-doing is the reward promised. Here is an exhortation to all to do good in their places. We should take care to do good in our life-time, and make this the business of our lives. Especially when fresh occasions offer, and as far as our power reaches.”

Conditions:

The “proper time” may be in this world…or the next.  The condition of a harvest is that we do not give up.

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