A few verses earlier in today’s scripture citation, we are reminded that we “reap what we sow.”
It is worth remembering that even while we are engaged in sowing “good seed” by doing good deeds, it takes a while before the planted seed sprouts; and longer still before the sprout matures and is ready for harvesting.
Particularly when we are doing the right thing, we want to see results. Paul reminds us that the desired results will come but, in the meantime, we must not tire of doing good; and we must not grow weary in the wait for harvest.
Sow. Water. Weed. Fertilize (encourage). Wait. “At the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” – Luther