March 15, 2023
The Bible Edge
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And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Many upon many are growing weary in well doing. It’s understandable. No matter how much well doing we do, there is still more to be done. It is very possible that a person could spend all their time in well doing toward others to the point they have no time for their own needs, requirements, wants, and desires. So much so that they are overwhelmed with the need to do well to others.
Likewise, those who take seriously the command to do well to others. Those who believe and try to live out verses like the very next one (Galatians 6:10) which says: As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith. Those seem to be prone to grow weary in well doing to the point of stopping the well doing.
But remember the promise… for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. This life is the season to do well, the next life is the season to reap from the harvest of sowing the seed of doing well. The key to not being weary in well doing is found in the second word of the verse: let. Let is more than permission, it is empowerment to action. To obey this verse, one must put energy toward the act of well doing over and over and over and over and over again.
But someone may ask “What is well doing?” Simply put, well doing is doing what the Bible says we should do. Consider this one chapter, Galatians 6, from which today’s verse is drawn. In just this one chapter God gives the reader five things to let ourselves do.
1. Vs. 4 But let every man prove his own work…
2. Vs. 6 Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth… (this word communicate here is to reimburse, or pay)
3. Vs. 9 And let us not be weary in well doing…
4. Vs. 10 …let us do good unto all men…
5. Vs. 17 …let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus. (beware of troubling a man of God who has paid the price to relate the truths of God’s Word)
In these and so many other commands fathomless numbers of folks are growing weary. In the confused hustle and bustle of this lightning-fast society we call 2023, many are simply tired of trying so they stop letting themselves be that which their Father in Heaven desires for them to be. The Bible Edge for today is…Let us not be weary in well doing.
William Howe, Ph.D.