In His Praise — March 26, 2023

“Let us not become weary in doing good,  for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if  we do not give up.”

Galatians 6:9

The Bible teaches us that “Jesus went about doing good” (Acts 10:38). He healed the sick, lame and deaf. He restored sight to the blind and  brought the dead back to life. Jesus not only addressed the physical needs of those He encountered, He met their spiritual needs as well. Jesus ultimately gave His life for all people to bring salvation into the world. 

As Jesus’ followers, we too should strive to go about doing good. Helping the weak, sick and needy are ways that we can do good in this world. In doing these things, we can share the gospel with those that have not heard or accepted its salvation. It is a blessing to see  lives change for the better and we rejoice when this happens!

But what about the times when it seems we have poured all we have into something or someone and still there is no change. What about the times that we have tried our very best, and yet,  it seems, that we have failed. Those times can be pretty disappointing.

Jesus probably felt this too. After all, not everyone that met Him, accepted His salvation. Think about the Pharisees, Pilate, the soldiers at the cross, or the rich young ruler. All of these had an encounter with the Savior of the world, yet they showed no signs of acceptance at the time. 

It can be easy to become weary and tired. It can be easy to just give up, move on and forget about these disappointments. God knew that we might face such challenges. He knew that we would feel discouraged and disappointed at time.  So God inspired Paul to pen the words of  Galatians 6:9. We must be patient, faithful and never give up. When the time is right, we will see a harvest for the efforts made in Jesus name.

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