Jul28SunJuly 28, 2019
"A seed shall serve him..."
After the exchange between Jesus and the woman at the well, she leaves her water pot and goes to spread the Good News to her city – “Come see a man…” The conversation shifts from the woman to His disciples. A harvest is about to take place and the disciples are about to see it for themselves. Several things stand out that are worthy to be noted.
1) Traditions of men can be a harvest destroyer.
2) Fear of engaging others in the Gospel can be a harvest destroyer.
3) Judging people for their sin without giving them a chance to repent can be a harvest destroyer.
4) Fear of what others might think can be a harvest destroyer.
5) Selfishness can be a harvest destroyer.
6) Failure to trust Jesus can be a harvest destroyer.
7) Failure to obey Jesus can be a harvest destroyer.
The psalmist said, “a seed shall serve Him (Ps. 22:30)…” This prophetic Psalm highlighted the suffering and victory of a true worshipper of God but in specific spoke of the suffering of our Lord and Savior Jesus. Mourning was turned to dancing and sorrow was turned to joy in this powerful Psalm. Out of the most difficult circumstances in life, the Lord is able to deliver and will deliver us from them all (see Ps. 34:19; Dan. 3:17). Fear Not! Have Faith!
No matter what we are experiencing in life, it should never define who we are and why we are here. We are equipped to be effective witnesses of Jesus and the faithfulness of God even in situations we don’t understand. The disciples went to get food for Jesus because He was hungry and weary. However, after the conversation with the woman, He was energized and ready to go. They didn’t understand why He wasn’t hungry anymore but Jesus explained, “I have meat to eat that ye know not of…My meat is to do the will…and to finish His work ( see Jn. 4:32, 34).”
The focus then shifts to the harvest. The harvest is why we are here. We have been sent to reap where others have sown and others will come along and reap where we have sown until the end. Lift up your eyes. See the BIG PICTURE. You’re a part of it. You’re a seed that serves for the next generation of harvest.
“Step Into It!”
"Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? Behold, I say unto you, lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest." (Jn. 4:35)