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Doing good

You will always harvest what you plant. Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith. Galatians 6:7-10

Everybody goes through difficult challenges when pursuing meaningful relationships. It could be in marriage, family, business, friendships, social groups, relatives, and church. We can get hurt, disappointed or discouraged if we want to stay strong in this pursuit of strong relationships. But disappointments and discouragements should not be reason enough to give up. We are susceptible of thinking just our own welfare and to pursue our selfish desires. The old sinful nature could overcome our desire of doing good things for others. From the text, Paul asserted that God cannot be mocked. “You will always harvest what you plant.” God wants us to be strong and not be overcome with selfish desires. He wants us to take His counsel so we will not regret putting selfish desires over God’s will. Every actions, attitudes and thoughts we plant today will always have consequence in the future. This is why God wants us to choose what is wise and what is good in His sight. He is preparing a harvest of blessing if we do not give up doing good and what is pleasing to God. Always remember that what we reap mentally, spiritually, relationally are direct result of what we have planted. So do not be fooled by thinking that we can act irresponsibly now and not reap destructive results. “Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone.” Though you might not see immediately the results of your actions led by His Spirit, yet God promised He is faithful. “He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord” (1 Corinthians 1:8-9). You have made it this far because of His grace, so let His grace continue to sustain you. He promised that He will heal your hurts and renew your strength. He is the One that will strengthen your faith. Do not let fatigue overtake you in doing good.


Noel De Guzman

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