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.
9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
9 So let's not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don't give up, or quit.
9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
9 So let's not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don't give up.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Galatians 6:9
Commentary on Galatians 6:6-11
(Read Galatians 6:6-11)
Many excuse themselves from the work of religion, though they may make a show, and profess it. They may impose upon others, yet they deceive themselves if they think to impose upon God, who knows their hearts as well as actions; and as he cannot be deceived, so he will not be mocked. Our present time is seed time; in the other world we shall reap as we sow now. As there are two sorts of sowing, one to the flesh, and the other to the Spirit, so will the reckoning be hereafter. Those who live a carnal, sensual life, must expect no other fruit from such a course than misery and ruin. But those who, under the guidance and influences of the Holy Spirit, live a life of faith in Christ, and abound in Christian graces, shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. We are all very apt to tire in duty, particularly in doing good. This we should carefully watch and guard against. Only to perseverance in well-doing is the reward promised. Here is an exhortation to all to do good in their places. We should take care to do good in our life-time, and make this the business of our lives. Especially when fresh occasions offer, and as far as our power reaches.