commentary on galatians 6:9
Calvin's Dedication. John Brown sounds an important caution in his comments on this section, noting that…, The saint's reaping is suspended on his not fainting, that is, his reward is suspended on his "constant continuance in well-doing." "Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can. (Ep 2:10-note). If our walk contradicts our words, we lose our testimony. Therefore, our security and deliverance from the penal consequences of sin do not in any way have a relationship to a pastor’s preaching.” Over against that extremely widespread view of preaching, I appeal to your own insight into Galatians 6:8 and 9. Denomination: Christian/Church Of Christ. 1989. This we are assured of, and moreover, that if our own fault prevent not, it will be abundant and joyful. So the apostle gives us this incentive: he tells us that doing good is like sowing seed. Are you bowed down and discouraged? in all good things , Galatians 6:6 .â á¼°Î´Î¯á¿³ , at the proper season) after the sowing. Victor), We're always sowing seeds in life Commentary â¦ (2Ti 2:21-note), Don't let the opportunities slip by. And that mercy which has helped us out, and helped us on, hitherto, we may rely upon to help us even to the end. Our faithfulness will be the evidence of our having a loving spirit towards our Master- evidence that our heart is changed, and that we have been made to love Him for Whom once we had no affection. Freedom in Community (6:1-10) In the first part of chapter six, Paul continues describing what life in community looks like when we live in the freedom Christ gives and use that freedom to serve one another. When I feel like the world is a lost cause, ganged up on, losing the light at the end of the tunnel….it rings the loudest in its necessity….”in doing good, let us not fail.” Amen. Grant's Verse-by-Verse Logos Bible Software. 2. We too can become impatient when our service for the Lord doesn’t appear to bear fruit. Table of Contents. Comment: It is interesting that our English word "encourage" derives from a word for heart (Latin = cor = heart) and conveys the sense of "with heart" and so to "hearten" (to give heart to) and then to give confidence of success, to embolden, to incite to action. He should not need to be urged, or coaxed, or persuaded, but should be so ready always to do good that he will count it a privilege to have the opportunity to do it. Calvin is regarded as one of the Reformation's best interpreters of scripture. You are writing a Gospel, Is it not enough to be assured that in due season--at the period fixed by infinite wisdom and kindness--our objects shall be completely gained, our exertions abundantly rewarded? - H. G. Bosch (Our Daily Bread, Copyright RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI. We work out our own salvation (Php 2:12-note), because "He works in us to will and to do of His own good pleasure (Php 2:13-note)." A fruitful harvest requires faithful service. Galatia was part of the country that we now call Turkey. Reprinted by permission. For that he is to live. Moffat never ceased to wonder that his appeal which he had intended for men had stirred a young boy, who eventually became a mighty power for God. — by Haddon W. Robinson (Our Daily Bread, Copyright RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI. (1Cor 3:11, 12, 13, 14, 15). grace toward me did not prove vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me. If we do not grow weary (literally "not fainting") - This is the "condition" for the reward. (Westminster John Knox Press), ESV: And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. (Acts 14:22). They are ingenious in devising excuses. He was growing weary of well doing and I was not aware of it, but God was. What is at stake in this text is eternal life; not merely sanctification, but also final salvation. Our good works in fact pave the way for witness with good words. The blessings are, peace and mercy. Question: "What does it mean to not grow weary in doing good (Galatians 6:9)?" Little did I know that he was experiencing great anxiety because of pressure from the church leadership, which was being brought to bear on him because he was becoming "too excited" about the power of the Word of God to change the lives of some of the young men in his college class. ", Due time - The appointed season. But what is that we will harvest we will reap for sowing the "seed" of well doing? A chapter each day, The text is addressed to the church. With single eye His glory seek, He must work in us before He can work through us. Very well said. (Ironside, H. A. Expository messages on the Epistle to the Galatians. If it were gonna be easy….there’d be no need to include repeatedly the comforts of “do not lose heart….”, but it must be noted by us all, its very clear end game- “let us not fail”. Galatians 6:9. The apostle Paul asserts his apostolic character against such as lessened it. The harvest is certain. Galatians 6:9 âLet us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.â Explanation and Commentary on Galatians 6:9. The due season. Unweariedness in Well-doing. (See study of parakaleo for insights on the ministry of encouragement - something we all need… continually!). It is good to be defenders of the faith, but we must not forget to be demonstrators of the faith by letting them see our good works! But God works in mysterious ways. "… "Ye shall reap." How are we to produce "good deeds?" The most unpromising youngster was a boy named Bob. Chapter 4. Interesting!). (Ps 19:11-note) But whenever a Christian walks by sight, and not by faith (2Co 5:7-note), he becomes weak as another man, every duty is a burden (Ed: Could this have anything to do with the high rate of pastor burnout [and turnover - average pastor stay per church is 3 years!] Our works are the proof of our love, and hence they stand as evidence of the grace of God. God spent 25 years working in Abraham before He gave him the promised son Isaac. We only need to recognize our relationship to the glorified Christ, who is the Head of that new creation to which, by grace, we belong. In serving Christ when days grow drear. also Deut 20:3. Spurgeon put it this way…. His original statement of the parable "A man reaps what he sows" (Gal 6:7NIV) was a warning. 13:1-30) relate to this theme, and Paul used it in his letters (Ro 1:13; 1Co 3:6, 7, 8, 9; Gal. Good deeds = John 5:29; Titus 2:7, 14; 3:8, 14; Heb 10:24; 1Pet 2:12. All rights reserved). “Please don’t do that,” he pleaded. True saving faith can never exist by itself, for genuine faith brings supernatural life, and that life produces supernatural good works. ), is also used in the papyri in the sense of treating someone badly. 1989. No obstacles are to deter him, no embarrassments are to drive him off the field. If you'd like some additional study on the topic of "good works (deeds)" study the following passages -- Good works = Matt 5:16; John 10:32; Eph 2:10; 1 Tim 2:10; 5:10; 6:18. Reap (2325) (therizo from théros = summer, harvest time ~ time of harvests) conveys the picture of cutting ripe grain and gathering the bundles together. Print. Let’s faithfully serve the Lord—depending on His power and strength—and leave the results to Him.— by M. R. De Haan (Our Daily Bread, Copyright RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI. They multiply and magnify obstacles. Chapter 6:6-10 has two of the most memorable quotes in the NT. Galatians 6:9. On one hand, ekkakeo can describe giving in to evil. ", No man who is habitually neglectful of, or allowedly languid and careless in, the discharge of Christian duty, can have satisfactory evidence of his being an object of Divine favour; and if, in these circumstances, he cherishes a confidence in the goodness of his state, and in the security of his salvation, his confidence is presumptuous. (Cf. Perhaps you see no fruit from your work for the Lord. Galatians 6:9-10. For (2) momentary, (3) light affliction is (4) producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we (5) look not at the things which are seen, but (6) at the things which are not seen; (Why should we look by faith at the things which are unseen?) Answer: After exhorting the believers in Galatia and warning them of the things they should avoid (Galatians 5:1â6:8), Paul may have known they would be feeling overwhelmed with the responsibilities of the Christian life. The dream helped the preacher realize the importance of not giving up. Ekluo is in the present tense which speaks of continuing action ("don't continue to be 'unstrung', weary, overcome by the task at hand" is the idea). Most ofthe people who lived in Galatia were *Gentiles. And it all started with that small church and the faithful work of that unappreciated pastor. Just what is the Gospel In some contexts, ekkakeo even means to be a coward and/or lose one’s courage. It wasn’t long until he became a Christian and eventually even taught in that same Sunday school. Commentary on Galatians and Ephesians by John Calvin, 1509-1564. We serve such an amazing God!" The rivalry of other workers. In its broader context, Galatians 6:1-10 has spiritual matters more directly in mind than physical needs. —Hess, While Paul repeatedly emphasizes that one cannot win God's favor by good deeds (see study of), on the other hand he never tires of calling them to do good deeds. The spiritual Christian forges ahead in the face of the ingratitude of those who should appreciate him. It broke into a thousand pieces. What's one of the best "antidotes" for a "tired heart condition", one that's ready to give up? By the deeds that you do It is… the time within which the action takes place… “The harvest is the end of the world.” Mt 13:30. He had been forced out by his elders, who claimed they saw no fruit from his ministry. After the first two or three Sundays, he did not return. For in a season which in its character is appropriate, we shall reap if we do not become enfeebled through exhaustion and faint. Scripture: Galatians 6:9, Jeremiah 1:4-7, Jeremiah 20:7-9. This loss of hope results in discouragement. And is it not right that it should be so? ", Do a deed of simple kindness, Duraimony Dickson on Sep 5, 2020 based on 2 ratings | 1,207 views. It doesn’t mean, of course, that you can never stop one job and start another. He uttered an eight-word encouragement: “Never give up! Commentary on Galatians and Ephesians is an impressive commentary. If you forsake the Spirit and rely on the flesh, you will reap corruption. (2Jn 1:8), reaping is related to sowing, not only in the matter of the quality of the seed, but also in regard to the quantity sown, see 2Co 9:6. Glory to God (Ps 115:1) Who is the Spirit prompting you to take to lunch, to make a phone call to, to write an email to, to drop a short note of encouragement to, or just to go "hang out" with? Whether it is to be an early or a late (harvest) depends entirely on the arrangements of Him who is "wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working." The minister, with renewed determination, grabbed the pickax, lifted it high in the air, and gave the granite a crushing blow. 9 So letâs not get tired of doing what is good. ), mounts up on wings as an eagle, runs and does not weary, walks and does not faint." (How is your intake of God's Word? NET: So we must not grow weary in doing good, for in due time we will reap, if we do not give up. THE THIRD TIME'S THE CHARM - In due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart (Galatians 6:9). We are to be like the fruit tree for it is God Who is causing fruit be borne in good works which blossom and ripen as we walk in Spirit enabled obedience to His will which is good and acceptable and perfect. Do not lose heart, but ask God to strengthen you with His power (2Cor 4:1,7). It would not be were Christians what they should be--what they might be. (Linguistic and Exegetical Key to the Greek New Testament), Having given us the precept (Gal. Good works and good words must come from the same yielded heart. Down a long eternity. The boy was thrown through the windshield and was rushed to a hospital. All rights reserved). At last, tired and disappointed, he decided to give up. Discouragement is failure of the will. They would grown and reap in the same day. (6-9) He proves the Divine authority of his doctrine and mission; and declares what he was before his conversion and calling. Behind this promise is a peril: getting weary in the work of the Lord, and then eventually fainting, and stopping our ministry. Paul realizes that in adopting the doctrine of the Judaizers, the Galatians are turning away A few days later, my grandson was in the garden again, looking at the ground. Keep me serving, keep me telling Believers do not manufacture these good works but instead they are the fruit of God's Spirit working in our heart for as Paul reminds us in (Php 2:13-note). This the real foundation of the charge in verses 9 and 10. Other examples of this kind of postscript are 1 Corinthians 16:21-24 (The salutation with my own hand â Paul) and Colossians 4:18 (This salutation by my own hand â Paul). Therefore, in his defense of the gospel, the apostle must also defend his ministry. When asked to explain, he replied that he had been deeply touched by the minister’s life, and while he had no money to give he wanted to give himself wholly to God. —DJD But the prospect of the future urges us on. Galatians 6:9. People’s hearts were cold and hostile to the truth. “I believe there is still hope. To reap, to harvest. A dying soldier asked a chaplain to write to his former Sunday school teacher: “Tell her that I’m a Christian because of what she taught me in Sunday school.” He sent the message and received the following reply: “Last month I resigned my Sunday school class, for I felt my teaching had been fruitless. As such these "supernaturally" energized deeds are designed to glorify our Father (Mt 5:16-note). Don't miss the "opportunity of a lifetime" to "give them heart"! KJV: And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Spurgeon in his devotional entitled Unprofitable Servants notes that…. â¢ Keith Mathison: #2 commentary on Galatians; âa very helpful contribution for those who wish to dig deeper into the original textâ Theology, Audience, and Purpose: Bruce takes an evangelical approach to Scripture. Thus our good works serve as testimonies to the lost and even win us the right to be heard. Proper time. And you shall His approval gain. Someone has well said that the reason some people don't recognize opportunity is that it usually comes disguised as hard work. Notice that Paul uses "we" thus identifying himself as also subject to this condition. The person with dead faith has only an intellectual experience. Never Give Up! Ekkakeo means to lose one’s motivation in continuing a particular activity. Jesus knew the weakness of our flesh and the natural tendency to lose heart in doing good and so to encourage His hearers to persevere in prayer Luke records…, Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart (ekkakeo) (Lk 18:1, read Lk 18:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8), Comment: The last thing most of feel like doing when we are losing heart is to pray! of turning the Galatians away from the gospel, it appears that these false teachers have introduced doubt regarding Paul's qualifications, authority, and motive. It was his job to break it into small pieces. The view of the connection here given is the general view, enforcing the need of patience (perseverance) (see Mt 24:13; Jas 5:7; Rev 2:10)… The last words are an emphatic warning, and describe the one condition on which the reward can be enjoyed; and while there is much about the working or sowing, there is nothing about the reward which may induce that fainting or down-heartedness against which the apostle guards. We may even become so discouraged that we're tempted to quit. Required fields are marked *, Notify me of followup comments via e-mail, Designed by Elegant Themes If we persevere in sowing, then ‘in due season we shall reap, if we do not lose heart’. Often we donât see the results of doing good until much later. We had a great meal of "homestyle" cooking, but we had an even better "meal" as we opened our Bibles and for two hours looked at what God said about what he was experiencing. Comes from the good we do each day. We are so apt, having begun in the Spirit, to seek to finish in the flesh, as in the case of these Galatians. ASV: And let us not be weary in well-doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Paul recognizes that crops are not immediate but may grow slowly, and thus adds this exhortation to not give up! All rights reserved). 10 So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.âGalatians 6:9-10. Although the superintendent had given Bob some new clothes, they were already worn and dirty when the teacher found him. "The time remaining before the final judgment is not a time for growing lax or 'weary in doing what is right.' See related resource by A W Pink - The Scriptures and Good Works, Paul emphasized the principle that good deeds flow from "ready" vessels, writing that, if a man cleanses himself from these things (Amplified Bible = "from what is ignoble and unclean, who separates himself from contact with contaminating and corrupting influences"), he will be a vessel (instrument) for honor (value), sanctified (set apart from the profane unto the pure), useful (beneficial for honorable and noble purposes) to the Master, prepared (ready, ripe, primed, supplied with everything necessary) for every good work." Chapter 6. for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. If this happens, we will flag in doing God’s will. We may get weary in serving the Lord, but we never get weary of it. (10-14) And how he proceeded after it. Then get back into the fight before your muscles get stiff!”. But he would often personally write a short portion at the end, both to authenticate the letter and to add a personal touch.i. Of course, in Galatians 6:5, Paul said, \"Each man shall bear his own burden\"; but it is still surprising that even a Christian scholar should read this as a \"contradiction,\" even Ridderbos saying, \"It is not necessary to eliminate contradiction.\" The Greek words from which the tâ¦ Barclay: Don’t get tired of doing the fine thing, for, when the proper time comes, we will reap so long as we don’t relax our efforts. The spiritual man is one who sees things from God’s standpoint, therefore he cannot be insular, self-centered, or indifferent to the needy souls all about him. So he encourages them with the words of verse 9: âLet us not become weary in doing â¦ Regular intake is vital so that we might be prepared to recognize and walk in the good deeds God has already prepared for each of us!). Ro 8:13) (Read Piper's full message - Do Not Grow Weary in Well-Doing ), A PREACHER who was growing weary in the ministry had a dream. Should I, as your pastor-teacher, deliver to you Paul’s message? Like the priests of Israel that Malachi addressed, we serve the Lord but complain, "Behold, what a weariness is it" (Mal. And if so, ought not a pastor believe that his message from this text may be the divinely appointed means of causing God’s children to persevere to the end in well-doing and so inherit eternal life? (Wiersbe, W: Bible Exposition Commentary - New Testament. Lamps do not talk, but they do shine. Paul reminded the Corinthian church of this foundational principle regarding good deeds, explaining that, God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed (2Cor 9:8). And in the field of destiny It is when in the exercise of faith he realizes to himself the unseen realities of religion and eternity (2Co 4:18-note), that he "renews his strength (When? About This Book. He will never, never, never give up on you! Galatians 6:9-10 The Message (MSG) 9-10 So letâs not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. - H. G. Bosch (Our Daily Bread, Copyright RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI. Good deeds are such things that no man is saved for them nor without them. . Then look ahead. It may reach, like widening ripples, We weave with colors all our own; With Christ's help keep at your tasks; by Grant Richison | Jun 10, 2000 | Galatians | 4 comments, “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart”. The first (ekkakeo) is weakness of heart; and the second (ekluo), as the result of the first, describes relaxed effort, prostration of power, spoken of corporeal fainting in Mt 15:32, and of mental exhaustion, He 12:3, 1Macc. Ekkakeo means to be fainthearted or to faint or despond in view of trial or difficulty and it is always used with the negative particle. Oh, it is a living, busy, active, mighty thing, this faith; and so it is impossible for it not to do good works incessantly. Chapter 6:1-5 gives us specific guidelines on how to deal with a sinning Christian brother. All rights reserved). Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the â¦ Reprinted by permission. But only that which is of the Spirit will be rewarded in the day of manifestation. NAS = faint(3), grow weary(1), lose(1). Galatians 6:5 For each one will bear his own load. It means to lose one's motivation to accomplish some valid goal and so to become discouraged and give up. —Thiesen It is not only by words that we give testimony to the greatness of God, but also by our works. One way to think of doing good works is to see it as a process, so that in salvation God does work for us, in sanctification He does work in us and in service He does work through us and bears fruit which will be harvested in due time and will remain forever. or the saints dropout from church and/or rotating from church to church?!) It is the Lord Christ Whom you serve (As we serve others with His Spirit's motivation [initiating in us the desire] and empowerment [giving us the power], it is as if we serve Jesus!). God first gives us grace, As alluded to in the preceding section, one must be careful to notice that the phrase good deeds differs from your deeds. Clearly good deeds do not save, but they are a sign of genuine salvation and a present privilege of all who are saved. Alicia Vargas | 0 Comments. He complained, “Grandpa, they’re not coming up.” So I spoke to him about patience. One man asked him if he would write his Sunday school teacher and tell her he would die a Christian because of her teaching. The Christian shall be rewarded for his well-doing. What’s required is dogged endurance, keeping at the task of obedience through the ebbs and flows, ups and downs, victories and losses in life. Reprinted by permission. It does not ask whether there are good works to do, but before the question rises; it has already done them, and is always at the doing of them. 6:9). No â¦ This reward is often--usually--granted in part, even in the present state, and shall grow out of, and correspond to, the dutiful exertions of the Christian. I will ask my pastor to let me teach again, and I promise by God’s grace not to quit.” “God has hidden every precious thing in such a way that it is a regard to the diligent, a prize to the earnest, but a disappointment to the slothful.”, In service for Christ, keep “doing good.” Perseverance wins! Both the Parable of the Sower and the Parable of the Tares (Matt. Galatians 6:9-10. Perhaps the next "blow" will be the one that makes a life-and-death difference in someone's spiritual life. I came away full physically but far more spiritually satiated. Facebook-twitter-g+-LinkedIN-Email . It has been finely said, " He who becomes a Christian in the true sense of that word becomes such for eternity. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we donât give up, or quit. Distinct encouragement is given us—the encouragement of the husbandman in sowing his fields, the bow in the cloud assuring him that seed-time and harvest shall not fail. Sometimes spiritual fainting is caused by a lack of devotion to the Lord. Paul does not give us specifics. Leicester, England; Downer's Grove, Ill., U.S.A.: Inter-Varsity Press, Vine, W. Collected writings of W. E. Vine. Galatians 6:9. The idea is not tiredness but that Christians can lose their motivation to do âgood.â Discouragement causes some to give up or give out. Reprinted by permission. Just then a stranger appeared and said, "Weren't you given orders to do that work? While we may see some of the harvest in this present life (cp 2Ti 2:6-note where "crops" = fruit), we need to look with eyes of faith (2Co 5:7, 4:18,1Ti 4:8-note) to see the harvest which endures throughout eternity (cp "fruit" that remains in Jn 15:16). Help me to follow Your will and Your way. Consider the fruit tree. Billy Graham said that "Today's world is said to be multiplying crises all around us. When I lose my direction and get anxiety, wondering where to start first- reminder….”do good….do not fail”. --- Author unknown. Paul, an apostle (not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised Him from the dead), and all the brethren who are with me, To the churches of Galatia. Paul acknowledges that the key to his good works was the grace of God which made him adding that God's. This view of preaching is widely rejected both in our Conference and throughout Evangelicalism and Fundamentalism. (Cf Jesus' charge in Lk 19:13KJV and His warning in Jn 9:4). Read Introduction to Galatians âAnd let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heartâ And let us not grow weary . The law of sowing and reaping has never been repealed. Amazing grace indeed! But our Lord reminds us that our incredible privilege is to, "Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father Who is in heaven.” (Mt 5:16-note). ", We are not saved by faith plus good works, but by a faith that works. In classic Greek kalos was originally used to describe that which outwardly beautiful. I once heard a teacher say that man's adversity is often the door leading to God's opportunity and there is undoubtedly some truth to that statement. If He shall ever say, "Well done" (cp Mt 25:21, 23) to you and to me it will be because of His own rich grace, and not because of our merits (cp 1Co 15:10, Zech 4:6, Col 1:29-note). There is no mercy for the half-hearted man; he is quickly jostled off the racecourse or crushed to pieces upon it. He has a penchant for incorporating keen pastoral insight into the text as well. (NLT - Tyndale House), Phillips: Let us not grow tired of doing good, for, unless we throw in our hand, the ultimate harvest is assured. Chapter 1. (Galatians 6:1) Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the Law of Christ. And let us not be weary in well doing. (Is 40:31-note). Be steadfast and allow God and His work to be the number one priority in your life. He had chosen as his text Proverbs 8:4, “Unto you, O men, I call.” Is not the “corruption” of verse 8 the final penal consequence of sin? When we wait upon Him! The cities in Acts 14:21 are in Galatia. When children sow the seeds of flowers in their little gardens, they are apt to become impatient for their appearing above ground; and then for their yielding blossoms; and by this impatience are often not merely disquieted, but induced to do what must retard, and may altogether prevent, the eagerly desired event. The cultivation of holy dispositions, and the performance of commanded duty, are necessary to the true happiness (blessedness) of the Christian, not only from the Divine appointment, but from the very nature of the case. Thank you for breaking this down. The danger of deception is ever present!) (2Th 3:13), As R C H Lenski says "sowing to the Spirit"…, … is hard work, long-continued work, and, although the harvest is eternal blessedness, we may, while we are waiting for it (the harvest), grow discouraged. Reprinted by permission. The motive which the apostle employs, for the purpose of guarding the Galatian Christians against weariness in well-doing, is a once appropriate and powerful. (Always consider pausing a moment for a "motive check", even asking God if you are unsure, because of 1Cor 4:5!) Commentary, Galatians 6:[1-6]7-16, Elisabeth Johnson, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2010. 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