Galatians 6:9-10 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”
Scene: A woman hoeing her garden. She is loosening the dirt around plants and pulling out weeds that are encroaching upon her expected crop, careful not to disturb the plants’ growth. She does this work daily. The plants are straight and tall, green, flourishing, well cared for, in her garden.
The vision represents the bride of Christ, who works diligently to see that their gifts of the Holy Spirit, given to them by Father God, grow stronger in their lives (as mature Christians will try to do in obedience to the Spirit’s leading).
Galatians 5:22 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”
We must be diligent with continual effort, even when we are tired and weary of doing good, day in and day out working for God’s kingdom in our ministries. The Holy Spirit says, ‘My people must be obedient so that they may be rewarded by Me, in this world and in the next.’
Hosea 10:12 “Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the Lord, until he comes, and showers righteousness on you.”