There is Always Room for More
Be Strong, Be Well — Tuesday, June 30
As long as we are in this life, no matter how much good we may do, there is always room for more.
We are familiar with Paul’s words, “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith” (Galatians 6:9-10).
The admonition here, is to guard against discouragement and the tendency to lose hopefulness. We must keep our mind focused on why we are doing these things.
We are promised a time of reaping, if we keep sowing. But we cannot grow weary and give up the work at hand. Our responsibility to God is to keep our eyes open to every opportunity to do good—and do this until the very end.
Even though our doing good is directed toward people, especially those who are Christians, we do it with the Lord in mind. Remember what Jesus said in Matthew 10:42, “And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water in the name of a disciple, assuredly, I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward."
May we not grow weary in doing good—demonstrating Christ’s love, compassion, and mercy. Remember, the Lord is our reason for doing it.
“And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ” (Colossians 3:23-24). —Chris