“Let us not be weary in well-doing.” – Galatians 6:9
It is not enough for us to be doing, we should be doing good. We are redeemed and created for this purpose. Let us act as before God, for the good of man; let us communicate advice, encouragement, or relief, in the fear of God, and for His glory.
What is done well, is done in a good spirit, even the spirit of love – humility – and prayer; is done from a good motive, even the love of Christ; is done by a good rule, the commandment of the everlasting God; is done to a good end, the glory of Him who hath called and commanded us.
But we are prone to get weary of doing, especially if we are hasty – or meet with disappointments – or look at creatures – or consult our own case. But let us not lose heart in the work, neither let us give it over; for in due season we shall reap if we faint not.
This is sowing time, but reaping time will come; let us therefore go on in divine strength – with holy fortitude – with fixed determination – and resigning ourselves daily to God. We shall reap in due season if we faint not; for God is orderly – faithful – bounteous – gracious; He will not forget our work and labour of love; but will reward even a cup of cold water, given to a disciple in His name.
Put thou thy trust in God,
In duty’s path go on;
Fix on His word thy steadfast eye,
So shall thy work be done. —James Smith