It’s September and Harvest season is upon us. Many farmers are busy on
the fields harvesting their crops. It is a busy time of year when the
farmers work hard and long to get their crops in before the cold weather
comes. The Bible also talks about a harvest, a harvest not of crops but
Matthew 9:37 He (Jesus) said to His disciples “The harvest is great but the workers are few.”
Jesus is talking about the harvest of
souls; there are so many people in our world today who are without hope.
They are desperately waiting and longing for someone to tell them of
hope and salvation, but as Christ said, there are very few people who
are willing to go out and tell them.
In class we are going through the book by K.P. Yohannan called “Against the Wind”,
Chapter 11 talks about being a diligent servant. K.P. gives the example
of a farmer, how he must be diligent and work hard in order for his
farm to be successful, in the same way in order for us to be effective
in our personal lives as a servant of God we must have the same kind of
commitment. I have been really challenged by this, it is so easy for me
to work hard at a task I know needs to get done or at a job where I know
I am expected to work hard, but when it comes to doing things for God I
tend to be more lazy or give excuses of why I don’t have time.
The parable found in Matthew 25
gives examples of different attitudes when it comes to working hard.
Two of the three men were willing to work hard with what their master
had given them to do and their master, pleased with their work gave them
more responsibility in his kingdom as their reward. The third man was
lazy and did nothing with what was given him, he did not take his
master’s command seriously and he received a very harsh punishment. In
the same way that the master in the parable gave a command, Christ has
given me a command and He is returning soon to see what I have done in
regards to His command. As the master was pleased with the two hard
workers so God is pleased with those who diligently serve Him.
As I see many people all around the world living without hope, never
having heard the good news of the gospel, it is my prayer and desire to
do all that I can. To work diligently rescuing souls until Jesus
—Disciple in the Discipleship Program