Doing Good Without Get Tired

So we must not get tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up.

Galatians 6:9

There is a popular proverb do good without looking at who. Some people do good only to friends and relatives. Others do good if they know they will get a greater benefit. There are also people who often do good selflessly, but eventually they get tired because receiving ingratitude response. Precisely for that kind of people should read this reflection on Galatians 6:9.

The book of Genesis tells the story of Joseph, the second youngest of the sons of Jacob. Joseph was sold by his brothers to some Arab merchants, who in turn sold him into slavery in Egypt. During his early years in the land of the pharaohs, Joseph remained doing good, despite his multiple testing. He was loyal to his master to the point that rejected suggestions the wife of his master servant. Joseph, though innocent he was sent to jail; but even there he continued doing good. At the end, he received the reward and became the second man in command in Egypt.

Not everyone who does good take things as Joseph took. In a way, when human feelings are routinely injured, the end can come to waver. Anyone can argue that patience has a limit. If you only look at what we can do for our own effort, definitely going to come when we surrender because our forces are not infinite. Only when we rest in our Heavenly Father we are able to overcome our weaknesses.

Do good without tiring and undismayed is a faith act similar to the farmer who sows a seed. Obtaining the fruit of that seed is not immediate. Constant care work that needed seed planted; but this work does not begin with the planting. Before sowing the seed, the farmer must prepare the land that will receive it. After planted, it is a job that could last months of care plant that grows only at the end; the fruits of effort are obtained, i.e. mowing.

On our walk as children of the living God we are called to do many things in welfare of our neighbor. It is something that pleases our Father, as it is written: But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased (Hebrews 13:16). And again Scripture tells us not grow weary of doing good:  But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary in doing good (2 Thessalonians 3:13).

Knowing that the promises of God have no expiration date, we should not doubt that we will reap the good we have sown. No matter if somebody bites the hand that helped, no matter who pay us with ingratitude and treachery. Nor does it matter that the world refuses to recognize our help. Our greatest reward comes not from this world nor necessarily something tangible because it is the Lord himself who said in Luke 6:35: But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil. God bless you.


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