Text: Gal. 6:9 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up”.
Beloved, there are laws which power our universe. One of these laws is sowing and reaping. It is God who ordained this in Gen. 8:22 when he said thus: “As long as the earth endures seedtime and harvest, cold and heart, summer and winter, day and night will never cease”. It is not wrong for anyone who has sown to expect harvest.
St. Paul in our focal text is exhorting and encouraging us not to be weary in doing good. We are also to trust God for result, that at a proper time we will reap a harvest of blessings.
When we do God’s work, we are also sowing. God promised those who do His work in Exodus 23:25 thus “And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from thee”.
Beloved as we reap from sowing to God’s work, we also do in our mundane work. Through God’s promise there is assurance for us that wherever we have sown or sowing, we will reap. This calls us not to be weary as we sow and not to compromise the method of sowing as this may prevent us from reaping as expected.
St. Paul points out an important factor in reaping. He said at proper time, we shall reap. This proper time is only known by God. Therefore, do not stop sowing, and do not lose the hope of reaping. Keep on committing more efforts to your job. Do not become lazy and do not be discouraged. Do not envy those who are reaping now, your own time of reaping is coming. Again Let us know that a man labours in vain when the Lord has not built the house. Therefore, commit everything you do in to the hands of God’.
Beloved, one thing is sure, if you don’t give up, you will surely reap.