Galatians 6:9, 10
“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith,” Galatians 6:9, 10.
God has given believers a distinct opportunity in this life. He has given us an opportunity to make a difference in the world around us. We do this by doing “good” (verse 10). When sin entered this world, there was no good that came with it. If there is ever going to be any lasting goodness that comes to this earth, it will be the result of God working through His people.
The world needs the goodness of Christ, and it needs the followers of God. It needs you and me. As this verse states, we cannot grow weary when it comes to well doing. Yes, there is reward waiting for the believers that do good, but there is also benefit in this life. Like light penetrating darkness, our good deeds shine bright in a gloomy world.
This “opportunity” that is mentioned in verse 10 is not just speaking of occasional moments when we have a chance to do good. The Greek word here refers to a distinctive period of time. That period of time is the life of a believer. Our life on this earth is the specific season that God has given us to make a difference through our “well doing” (verse 9). Our lifetime is our opportunity to do good.
We must make a priority of doing good. Our goodness should be towards those around us, but even more, we must show goodness towards those who are also a part of “the household of faith” (verse 10).
JUST A THOUGHT
Are you using your opportunity to do good?