Join In The Harvest!
“Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few” (Matthew 9:37).
The harvest season is always a time of joy to farmers. Having sown, they rejoice at harvest because it’s time to reap. It’s unusual to see a farmer cry at harvest time. Rather, he’s exuberant to see the harvest.
The Lord Jesus, in our opening scripture, said to His disciples that the harvest is plenty, but the labourers are few. The harvest He’s referring to is the souls of men. He’s talking about the world of sinners. The labourers, on the other hand, refer to those who are reaching out with the Gospel to win these lost souls to Christ. As a Christian, someone made it possible for you to hear and receive salvation. So what are you doing to let someone else know about Jesus?
The one passion that dominated the life and ministry of the Lord Jesus while He walked the earth was harvesting the souls of men into the Kingdom of God. That was the reason He came: “…Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners…” (1Timothy 1:15). Luke 19:10, says, “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Salvation for the lost was all that mattered to Him. He told His disciples once, “…My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work” (John 4:34).
The Bible lets us know “… that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation” (2 Corinthians 5:19). What this implies is that God has already reconciled the ungodly, the wicked, the robbers, the terrorists, the fraudsters, etc., unto Himself. These ones need to be told that God is not mad at them; He loves them dearly and is in fact not holding their sins against them. Only through the Gospel of Christ can they truly have a change of heart—a new life!
The Gospel of Christ is the only hope for any nation or people. It’s only through the preaching of the Gospel that we can harvest and bring into the Kingdom the many souls that are languishing in darkness. Go out today and lead someone to Jesus. Take your personal ministry of the Gospel very seriously.
Dear Father, I’ve set my heart to be faithful to the call of leading the unsaved in my world to Christ. I thank you for the increased grace you’ve granted me to be fruitful in this endeavour, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Matthew 9:38; 2 Timothy 4:2
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 Year Bible reading plan: 1Timothy 2; Isaiah 52-53
2 Year Bible reading plan: Hebrews 10:1-18; Ezekiel 20