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  • Philip Christian Parks on Galatians 6
    Re. Gal. 6:9-10 = Verse nine suggests three principles:

    1st, Most often, the positive and profitable activity of well-doing is inconvenient, costly, and sacrificial in time, energy, labor, and resources.

    2nd, GOD does not always reward well-doing immediately or even in this lifetime.

    3rd, GOD always rewards well-doing in "due season."

    Contextually, this "well doing" refers to "communicating" temporal wealth to teachers who "teacheth in all good things" (v.6), as well as providing life-support resources to the less fortunate within "the household of faith" (v.10).

    The words "season" (v.9), and "opportunity" (v.10) translate from the same Greek noun root, both meaning a very specific, short, and measurable period of time, climaxed by an important decisive event. Contextually, this "due season" specifically refers to CHRIST's Second Coming wherein HE will ultimately reward HIS children for their well-doing (cp. Rev. 22:12 re. "rewards").

    The New Testament speaks much concerning rewards which GOD The FATHER and LORD JESUS CHRIST will give to the Faithful. See Mt. 5:12; 6:4, 6, 18; 10:41-42; 16:27; Mk. 9:41; Lu. 6: 23, 35; 1Cor. 3:8, 14; Heb. 11:26; 2Jn. 1:8; and Rev. 22:12.

    Do not allow weariness, exhaustion, and impatience prompt you to quit in well-doing as "faint not" (v.9) suggests (cp. 1Cor. 15:58).

    The first priority of individual Christians and the local church is to provide necessary aid and support first and foremost, and "especially" (v.10), to the church's less fortunate, if and when necessary in the same manner as did the Jerusalem church "as every man had need" (Ac. 2:45; 4:34-35).

    The expression, "household of faith" (v.10), identifies all Christians generally, and the local church specifically (cp. Eph. 2:19; 1Pet. 4:17). First Timothy 3:15 adds further descriptions: "the house of GOD, which is the Church of The Living GOD, the pillar and ground of the Truth."

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