We Will Sew if We Do not Faint

And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

Galatians 6:9

I have met people who have done good for much of their life and who come to a point where they throw in the towel. These people say that they have always acted correctly and yet only receive blows in response. Certainly, in this world, doing good is not always paid well. Ingratitude is often received as a reward. But the Word of God, which is always true, tells us in Galatians 6:9: And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

Not fainting means being persevering, being consistent in what is being done. Perseverance means continuing to carry out our work in the right way regardless of the fruits not being seen yet. Sew means to harvest, to obtain the product or the fruit of what has been sown. By burying a seed in the ground, it is impossible for the next day to obtain the fruit. The seed dies inside the earth, but then the small stem of the plant sprouts, at the same time, it deepens the root in the interior. Over time, branches grow, flowers come out and finally fruits, which must mature before being harvested.

If we do not carefully take care of the plant, we water it with water, we put fertilizer, we can the branches and we apply control for the plagues, it would be impossible for us to arrive happily at the harvest. For all this patience and perseverance is required. Undoubtedly, taking care of a plant that does not yet produce a benefit could be boring for some. However, there is no other way to obtain fruit or harvest. If we despair of not seeing that the flowers become fruit still, the results will never be achieved.

There is no doubt that we live in the times that Matthew 24:12 points out: And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. We only need to watch the news on television to realize the atrocities that are committed every day in the world. From nannies decapitating the children in their charge to crazy people strafing mercilessly in schools and universities. Even within the families themselves it has been lost in love. All this can make us think twice before we continue to do good.

I have heard phrases like this: “This is how people get to know each other, first they show their good face, then the true; you can no longer believe so much in others.” Mistrust makes one faint in doing good. When we think that the person in front of us will be stabbed in the back as payment for a good received from us, that could lead us to tire of doing good to our neighbor. But we must remember that doing good is an act of love. Jesus has done mankind quite good by dying for us, and most of us pay him with contempt.

As an act of love, doing good must be done just as 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 says, Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. We must seek to do good all the time, without seeking our own; But sure that the reward will come from our Heavenly Father in His time, if we do not faint. God bless you.


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