Galates 6:9

9 Ne nous lassons pas de faire le bien; car nous moissonnerons au temps convenable, si nous ne nous relâchons pas.

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Galates 6:9 Meaning and Commentary

Galatians 6:9

And let us not be weary in well doing
This may be understood of well doing, or doing good works in general, of every sort; which are such as are done according to the will of God, from a principle of love to him, in faith, and in the name and strength of Christ, and with a view to the glory of God: or else acts of beneficence to Christ's ministers and poor in particular; which are agreeable to the mind of God, and wellpleasing in his sight: and in doing which men should not be weary; nor are they, when their spiritual strength is renewed, and grace is in exercise, though they may meet with many things which tend to discourage and make them weary; such as change in their own circumstances, losses in the world, the multitude of objects, the ungratefulness of some, and unworthiness of others:

for in due time we shall reap;
either in this world, sooner or later; in proper time, in God's own time, by enjoying an increase of the fruits of righteousness; for the seed sown shall spring up again; the bread that is cast on the waters will be found after many days; and such as honour the Lord with their substance shall be blessed with plenty of temporal good things, either they or theirs: or else in the other world, or at the end of this; which will be the harvest time, the reaping time, the time of enjoying eternal life:

if we faint not;
but continue to the end, persevere constantly in doing acts of beneficence, and patiently wait, as the husbandman does, for the precious fruits of the earth; for there must be a distance of time between sowing and reaping; men must not expect to reap as soon as they sow; and therefore should not be weary of sowing, nor impatient in waiting, though they do not see as yet the appearance of the fruits thereof; for in their season they will be seen and enjoyed.

Galates 6:9 In-Context

7 Ne vous y trompez pas: on ne se moque pas de Dieu. Ce qu'un homme aura semé, il le moissonnera aussi.
8 Celui qui sème pour sa chair moissonnera de la chair la corruption; mais celui qui sème pour l'Esprit moissonnera de l'Esprit la vie éternelle.
9 Ne nous lassons pas de faire le bien; car nous moissonnerons au temps convenable, si nous ne nous relâchons pas.
10 Ainsi donc, pendant que nous en avons l'occasion, pratiquons le bien envers tous, et surtout envers les frères en la foi.
11 Voyez avec quelles grandes lettres je vous ai écrit de ma propre main.

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