The Harvest

“Jesus told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves….” (Luke 10:2-3)

The Lord Jesus taught and trained His disciples to be workers in God’s harvest. He gave them authority and send them. He gave them instructions to follow. They were to be like their Master who came “not to be served but to serve”.

They were to pray
The harvest belongs to God and Jesus wanted them to pray before they launch out. Pray for the field, for the work and for workers. They were to pray for more workers, for guidance and for protection as they were not to expect a very favorable situation in the field.

They were to trust
They were not to worry about themselves too much, as to “what they will eat or what they will wear”, because, God promises His workers their pay. They should not accumulate material possessions or try to find security in them. God is to be their security. They were not to worry even about people’s response.

They were to leave the results to God
They were asked to do their part of the job and leave the rest to the Lord of the Harvest. If people rejected the message they still have done their job. They just need to take care that they are not entangled with the things of the world and end up working for people instead of the Lord. Each listener will be responsible for what he does with what he has heard.

Jesus has commissioned all those who believe Him and follow Him to be His workers, praying, trusting and serving the Lord of the harvest till the end.

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