Friday, January 24, 2020
Read: Matthew 9:37-38
“Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. 38 Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” –Matthew 9:37-38 (NKJV)
vv. 8, 30 A great work of spiritual harvest needed to be done, but the labors were few. Sadly the problem persists to this very day, it seems; the need is always greater than the work-force. The Lord Jesus told the disciples to ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Notice here that the need does not constitute a call. Remember, that workers in the fields of the Lord should not go until we are called and sent, (MacDonald, 1995, p. 1237).
According to Hudson Taylor, “When God’s work is done in God’s way for God’s glory, it will never lack God’s supply. God is not obligated to pay for our selfish schemes. He is obligated to support His ministry,” (Green, 2000, p. 404).
Dear Heavenly Father, as Isaiah said, “Here I am Lord, send me” for I truly want to be a vessel of yours. Help me to hear your call, accept it and obey.
Read Matthew 9:37-38. What was Jesus' solution to the problem He saw before him?
How can we prepare for the harvest? Are you ready for harvesting? What do we need to do to be a worker in God's harvest fields?