Pastor’s Pen: We’re always guaranteed a harvest

Galatians 6:10 says, “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”

The first question I ask is why? Why am I to do good to other people? They don’t always do good to me. I don’t always have time for them. It may horn in on what I want to do for myself.

God answered that in the previous verses. He said, “A man reaps what he sows” and then adds later, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” We’re to do good, for one thing, because we will gain a harvest in the end. There will be some type of reward for our labor.

Just like a farmer prepares the ground, plants, and cares for it. He doesn’t do all that work for nothing. He is looking for a harvest at the end. The days will get hot and he will grow tired. He may see little hope at times. When the rain doesn’t come as quickly as he would like, he may consider giving up on his crop. But he doesn’t give up.

He continues to care for that ground and that crop hoping for a harvest in the end.

Unlike the farmer, we are guaranteed a harvest. It will come because God has promised it. And because it is from God then you know it will be a great harvest. Not all will receive it at the same time.

For some it will come quickly and others will have to wait an entire lifetime. No matter, keep doing good because a harvest is coming.

God said so.