There is nothing as satisfying as doing good without expecting anything in return. Good done for the sake of doing Good has a cunning way of coming back to you. The law of sowing and reaping makes it clear that what you sow is what you will reap. The faithfulness of God ensures that in one way or another, the Good done to others will always find its way to the giver. When the Shunamite woman decided out of nowhere to honor Elijah the servant of God, she needed not ask Elijah for any favor. Elijah felt indebted to return the favor for Good done without any expectation. The family was blessed with a baby boy and even when the boy died, God ensured that the life is restored because of the Good that had already been sowed. Occasionally you may feel like you are a fool when you decide to just do good for the sake of it. It feels like casting some good bread out there. The Scriptures exhorts us to cast our bread upon the waters for after many days you will find it. Do you feel overwhelmed by a culture that is not caring and where people’s norm is not to do good? Is it showing courtesy on the road, obeying simple rules, showing respect, being faithful, avoiding corruption etc? People may not recognize you, but God who repays will surely do. Keep on keeping on, it’s not in vain.
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9 NIV
Last modified: November 4, 2020