Galatians 6:9

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Galatians 6:9, New International Version

NOVEMBER 12, 2010 – THE NEW BIBLE COMMENTARY
PAGE 1012, 1013

SOWING AND REAPING (GALATIANS 6:6-10)

Taught – The Greek word is that from which come our words ‘catechize’ and ‘catechism’

The reference is of oral teaching.

Paul is regarded as exhorting Christians to give liberally for the financial support of their teachers.

A believer must share with his teacher in every good work.

The laws of God cannot be trifled with; He will not alter them for our benefit.

What a man reaps is the inevitable result of what he sows (2 Cor 5:10)

‘glory and honour and immrtality’ – ‘incorruption’ (1 Tim 6:19)

Let us not be weary in well doing. The same exhortation is found in (2 Thes 3:13). The verb suggests the idea of fainting, losing heart; it is translated ‘faint’ in (Luke 18:1) (2 Cor 4:1) (2 Cor 4:16) (Eph 3:13)

In due season; i.e. at the appropriate season for reaping, not earlier.

It seems to describe here the moral and spiritual collapse that may be caused by apparent lack of results in Christian work

There is one season for sowing, another for reaping: what matters now is that we should sow lavishly.

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