Sunday, July 6, 2008


Matt. 9:37, 38 Then saith He unto His disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth labourers into His harvest.

All around us, every day there is a harvest to be gathered, souls headed to hell that need to be saved, christians that need to be taught how to live godly. Those of us who are saved, now have a responsibility while we are on this earth. Too many Christians once they are saved simply kick back and decide to live the rest of their lives in a state of relative ease, this is not what we were put here to do. The bible says we must work while it is day, for the night cometh when no man can work, this is speaking of the fact that we will only live a few short decades here on earth compared to an eternity in God's presence. Therefore our responsibility is to work for God the entire time we are here on this earth, Paul said "For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain". This ought to be our motto as well, that we would live our entire life here in the service of Christ, and wait for eternity to take our rest, to get our gain.
We live our life as if this is where we are supposed to get our gain, when in reality this is where we are supposed to work. We are laborers that have been put in the middle of a ripe harvest, and there are far too few of us to waste our time. Just as your employers expect you to use your time at the job for him and then rest at home, so God expects us to use our lives harvesting for Him and then rest when we get home with Him.
Secondly, note that Jesus commands us to pray that God would send laborers. Not only are we to live our lives as laborers, but we are to ask the master to send us some help. I don't know about you, but so often I get caught up in what I'm doing and forget to pray for more laborers, yet it is an express command from Jesus Christ to do so. We would do well to remember this, to add this to our prayer list for each day. If Jesus has commanded us to pray for something, we should do just that. It's a common thing if a business is growing, for the employer to hire more employees, if that would bring him more gain. We, as the servants of Christ are here for one purpose, to bring Him honor and glory. If more laborers would help us better accomplish the task, than that is what we should pray for.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. (Romans12:1) Let us live our lives with this as our creed, that we would live our lives as diligent servants of the master for the entirety of our lives, continually praying that He would send laborers to assist us in bringing even more glory to Himself.

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