Good Repetition

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Pastor David Johnston

1/3/20241 min read

In the Book of Galatians, Paul wrote this:

Gal. 6:9: "And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not."

It would seem that it is possible to get tired of doing the right thing.

Actually, doing the same thing over and over again can get boring. Or, if your motivation is right, it could stay interesting.

Are you aware that Americans eat about six times a day, counting snacks, but we seldom tire of good food? We sleep several hours every night, but a soft bed is always welcome. We drive our cars every day, but we are usually eager to go somewhere.

It's not repetition alone that makes something boring, but rather our failure to remember our motivation and our failure to pay attention to what we are doing. Paul goes to the next verse and says,

Gal. 6:10: "As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith."

Another scripture says that when we know to do good and don't do it, it is sin. Through prayer and communion with God, we can keep our motivation right, so that we, "therefore, do good".