Who Will Reap the Harvest?

John 4:34-38
"Jesus said to them, 'My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work. Do you not say, 'There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest'? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest. Already he who reaps is receiving wages and is gathering fruit for life eternal; so that he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. For in this case the saying is true, 'One sows and another reaps. 'I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored and you have entered into their labor.'"

Jesus directed the eyes of His disciples to the fields that were ready for harvest. He told them to look at the people and see their need for salvation. That is His command for all believers today as well. We need to open our eyes. To be observant. There are so many people who are hurting, alone, and lost. Who will tell them of Jesus and why He died?

Christians should be actively involved in sharing the gospel with unbelievers. Because the consequences of not accepting the gospel are most serious, believers must have a concern for the souls of unbelievers. They need to be told that Jesus died on the cross for their sins so that they can receive eternal life. Paul is a very good example of dedication, care, and persistence in evangelism of the lost (Romans 9:3; 10:1; 11:14). He cared deeply for his Jewish brethren, as deaf as they were the truth of about Jesus Christ. As Jesus' coming gets closer every day, we should care enough for the deaf people of our day to let them know the truth about forgiveness and salvation offered by Christ.

"Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, 'Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?' Then I said, 'Here am I. Send me!'" (Isaiah 6:8)

May the Lord help us to tell even deaf people about His Son, Jesus Christ. May we always be grateful for His great salvation!

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