2 Thessalonians 3:13 ESV “As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good!”
This was a charge, an encouragement that Paul uses again when he writes the Galatian church. In the passage to the Thessalonians, Paul simply encourages them not to get tired of doing good. To the Galatians church, he repeats these same words but adds that in due season there will be a harvest (Gal 6:9)
Doing good must not always have an immediate visible pay off. If every time we saw good results from doing good there would be no need for this type of admonishment – the good results would be motivation enough.
Doing good requires commitment on our part that whether we see immediate results or not we keep on doing good because it’s the right thing to do.
Acts of actually doing good have many biblical applications.
Praying is doing good, reading the Bible, walking in love, giving tithes and offerings to God’s work, using our gifts and talents to serve others, all these things are doing good.
So the challenge becomes to not get so tired of doing good that we stop. Not get discouraged and go back to, not doing bad, but just not doing anything at all.
There are things in my life that I can point to good and bad that are are direct result of what I have done, the seeds I have planted. Every time I do good I plant quality seeds and I will reap a quality harvest one day. I believe that. So I will not get weary and discouraged. I’ll keep doing good.
Dear Lord, Strengthen me so I do not grow weary of doing good. Help me plant quality seeds that bless others and advance Your kingdom. Amen.