“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith”
In verse 9, we have God’s season, and in verse 10, we have our season, the season of Christians.
The “therefore” shows Paul is resuming his discussion of the harvest. Because the harvest is certain, do good to non-Christians and Christians.
as we have opportunity,
“Opportunity” conveys the idea of a kind of time. Chronology is not the primary idea of this word. There are seasons when we will have the opportunity to do good. This present life is our only opportunity to sow for the harvest. That opportunity will only come by one time–while we live on this earth.
God gives us special opportunities to serve Him.
We do not all have the same opportunities. Some of us have greater opportunities than others. God opens the door for special opportunities. We do not all have the same opportunities, but we all have the opportunity to serve the Lord.
“Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ’s gospel, and a door was opened to me by the Lord…” (2 Corinthians 2:12).