Galatians 6:9&10, 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. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. (NIV)
There is much we can gain from reading today’s sections. Saul was a man who is in juxtaposition to what Paul writes to the believers in Galatia. Saul was not the kind of man that did good to all men and he did not reap a harvest of good in the end. And it may be counter intuitive (like much of biblical wisdom is) to think of doing good to all people. All people! To those of different ethnic backgrounds? Those that are in the country illegally? People who have a different religious point of view? I believe they fall in the “all” category. What about your alcoholic next door neighbor? On a lighter note (and so much perhaps) in other parts of the world a different team’s soccer fan? Yes all these, we are to reap a harvest of righteousness when we stand before God at the judgment seat of Christ.
And one of the ways that the world will know that we are all about love is if you love those in the household of faith first and foremost. Are our places of worship full of love? Are our small groups full of love? Are our homes full of love? Perhaps the ones closest to us are the ones hardest to love.
Whose the hardest for your to love? Make a plan to love one of those individuals today. Let me know how it goes.