Galatians 6:10 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Galatians 6:10, NIV: Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

Galatians 6:10, ESV: So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.

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

Galatians 6:10, NASB: So then, while we have opportunity, let’s do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.

Galatians 6:10, NLT: Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone--especially to those in the family of faith.

Galatians 6:10, CSB: Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us work for the good of all, especially for those who belong to the household of faith.

What does Galatians 6:10 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Paul has urged the Galatian Christians not to grow tired of doing good, through the power of God's Spirit. It will pay off when the "crops" come, he has assured them. The most obvious crop is their own eternal life in Christ. Paul perhaps also has other positive results in mind, including the eternal lives of others who will come to Christ. And, perhaps he has in mind the rewards given by God to those Christians who serve well in this life (Matthew 6:19–20).

In any case, a planting season only lasts so long. It must eventually come to an end. Paul says this, spiritually speaking, is the planting time. As long as we have the opportunity to do good, to invest our lives by the power of God's Spirit in doing what is right, we should take it. This includes doing good to everyone but being especially intentional about doing good to and for other believers.

Paul describes all of us who are in Christ as belonging to the "household of faith." In Christ, we are siblings, and God is our Father. Doing good to others in our household is an investment that will pay off for them and for us both now and for eternity.