Becoming a Source of Good in the World: Galatians 6:9-10
“9) Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. 10) So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.” Galatians‬ ‭6:9-10‬
Ok, sit back and let’s have a little chat about “going good.” This is a conversation long overdo in many Christian circles.
I believe in the importance and value of doing good. I know the world has plenty of bad, but God wants His people to constantly sow good. Verse nine starts by saying, “Do not lose heart in doing good.” Why?
First, because God is good and can only do good. James 1:16-17 tells us not to be deceived about the immutability of God in going good. “17) Every good thing bestowed and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is bo variation or shifting shadow.” God is absolutely good and only does good! He does not change in “doing good.”
Second, we should “do good” because of the Law of the Sower. What you sow you reap in life. Galatians 6:7 uses the same phrase as James 1:16; “do not be deceived” and then it adds, “God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, he will reap.” The implication is that if you want to receive good be constant in sowing good. Verse 9 concludes that “in due time we shall reap if we do not grow weary.” Keep in mind, the context is about “doing good.”
Third, with a very large stroke of the brush, in an evil world God wants His people to be the source of good. Because He is the Father of lights, He wants us to shine as lights in the world. (Combine James 1:17 with Matthew 5:14-16) This becomes the basis of our witness and the expression of the kingdom of light of which God makes us a part at the time of salvation. (see Colossians 1:12-13)
Finally, the conclusion is that Christians should create opportunities to “do good” in the world. That’s exactly what Galatians 6:10 concludes. We are to look for opportunities to do good and in the process be clothed with good deeds.
Make no mistake, we are not saved by good works, but we are saved for good works. Ephesians 2:8-10 makes this absolutely clear. Good works should fallow in the wake of every Christian like waves behind a speed boat. God wants us to constantly make good waves in the world for the glory of God.
Nothing interrupts Satan’s evil plans in the world more than millions of Christians devoted to sowing good daily. When is the last time you pondered Romans 8:28? Read it slowly; “28) And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose.”
God wants you and me to be part of His source of good in the world. If you cannot find an opportunity to do good, then look for some hurt, pain and suffering and breath agape love, hope and grace into it. Purpose to be a beam of light in otherwise dark places. Nothing paves the way more for sharing the gospel than being a source of good in the world.
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global