Our scripture this morning is Galatians 6:7-10.
Do not be deceived. God will not be made a fool. For a person will reap what he sows, because the person who sows to his own flesh will reap corruption from the flesh, but the one who sows to the Spirit will reap eternal life from the Spirit. So we must not grow weary in doing good, for in due time we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who belong to the family of faith.
In this passage we are taught about our actions (sowing) and their consequences (reaping). Paul wants us to understand that while we have been given free will, “God will not be made a fool”. Our relationship with God and others determines our spiritual well being.
Paul encourages us to “not grow weary in doing good”. We may not see the results of what we do but when we act out of our love for Jesus, we know our efforts are not in vain. It’s not about people seeing what we accomplish or basking in the glow of our success, but simply sharing the joy we have found in a connection to our creator.
We know that with the presence of the Holy Spirit, we are inspired and strengthened to accomplish the work the Father has for us. Fueled by His love we can go into an often dark world to tell everyone of the blessing of salvation that is promised to His children. We are called to “do good to all people”, our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Gracious God, we are amazed and humbled that You call us to be part of Your kingdom work. We go in faith to accomplish Your purpose. Amen.