1. Galatians 6:9 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

Why would someone become weary in doing good?

Galatians 6:9 (ESV)

9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

The encouragement to persevere in doing good is also given elsewhere in Paul’s letters (2 Corinthians 4:1, 2 Corinthians 4:16; Ephesians 3:13; 2 Thessalonians 3:13; see also Luke 18:1).1 Well-doing requires continued effort and is difficult to sustain as a result of our sinful natures (which are fond of ease) 2 and the disappointment that comes when our hard work does not seem to pay off or make a difference. 3