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. —Galatians 6:9-10
I appreciate the encouragement when someone does something good for me. Yesterday the local church where I serve gave me a card and gifts. Brothers and sisters wrote notes of encouragement. The notes are what are most important to me and I am grateful for their gifts as well which represents part of their lives.
When was the last time you or I did something good for someone? It could be for someone who knows Jesus or it could be for someone who does not know Him. According to the verses above we are encouraged to do good to all people and especially for those who know Jesus. But, we are also to be doing good to those who do not know Him.
So, what good can you do for someone today? Maybe for someone you work with or someone you go to school with. Hey, how about this one… it could be a family member or someone in your local church or a neighbor. Why not seek to make it a regular discipline to do good toward people? It will make a difference. It would be an encouragement and if we do not grow weary in doing good there will be a harvest! Don’t give up in doing good. It will have an effect.
A few months ago the local church where I pastor honored the local police department with a brunch and gifts. At one point the police chief stood and spoke appreciation for the church taking the time to do such a thing for them. He said, “Of the twelve years I have been the police chief of this town, this is the first time anyone has ever done something like this for us. Thank you. We greatly appreciate this.”
Yes, let us do good to all men, especially to those in the household of God, but truly, let us not forget to do good to those who are not in the household of God as well This is God’s desire for those who know His Son!
Dear Father, help me to do good for others today. Please give guidance in this and may the Lord Jesus be honored by what I do.