Have you ever grown weary in well doing? You try to be found faithful. Week in and week out you carry out your ministry. You study for hours to prepare. You arrive early and get ready for the challenge of the day. For the hundredth time you scold Billy for pulling Susie's hair. Three times you stop in the presentation to tell Johnny that all four legs of the chair need to be on the floor. When class is done, you are exhausted and then you wonder if they got anything out of it today. Nobody has ever said "thank you" for the effort you put in. No one ever knows of the hours you labor in prayer for those children that you teach Sunday mornings. In fact, if the truth be known, there are times that you wonder if it is worth it all. Beloved, if you find yourself in here in this scenario, I have a wonderful promise for you.
In Galatians 6, the Apostle Paul wrote about the "principle of the harvest." Verse 7 states the principle very concisely. "Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap." In verse 8, Paul fleshes this point out. Verse 9, is our text. Here is a major application of this principle. As we take this promise in our hands and look at it as jeweler would a diamond, we will see three facets to this gem.
I. THE EXHORTATION - "And let us not grow weary while doing good"
II. THE CONDITION - "if we do not loose heart"
III. THE CERTAINTY - "We shall reap in due time"
Dr. Don has thirty five years of Pastoral experience. He planted churches with Galilean Baptist Mission for twelve years (3 churches) and served as Senior Pastor in three other churches. He is currently the Senior Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church of Lansing, Michigan. He studied...