Luke 10:2 A Big Job Is Out There

He 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.” Luke 10:2

Big jobs come up every so often in which many people are needed to complete it. Managers are willing to go out and hire nearly anyone and everyone just to be able to accomplish the job.

The level of desire for the type of worker is often lowered, just so that there can be enough workers to complete the job. All that is needed is someone willing to work to get the job done.

As Jesus is getting ready to send the disciples out, He tells them that the harvest is plentiful and that more workers are needed.

The job that Jesus came to this earth to do was to seek and save everyone that is possible. Since the time of Jesus walking on the earth the number of people on the earth has increased dramatically.

Today there are nearly 8 billion people on the earth and continually increasing. Of these nearly 8 billion people, only a small fraction know Jesus personally as Lord and Savior. This implies that there is a great work to be done.

Just as a farmer has to get workers to go out into the field to pull in the harvest when it is ready, so God is needing workers to go into the field of this world to get people.

Sadly, many in the church leave that job for others to do. They feel that someone else will do the job. Every believer needs to be willing to be used by God to bring someone else to Him.

If every believer would be willing to be used by God to bring in two or three, or more, from the harvest, the world would be changed for God very quickly.

At some point in your life, someone took the time to bring you into God’s family. You were harvested by some other believer. Allow yourself to be used by God to bring someone else in.

There are several billion people out there that do not know Jesus. You just may be the worker that can change that.

Ask God to show you the crops that are ready to be harvested. Then be willing to go out and harvest the fields of earth for God.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that God will open your eyes to the harvest fields of this earth; that you will allow God to use you to draw others to Him; and that you will be a faithful worker for God in His fields.

John 17:4 Finish The Work

I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do. John 17:4

Leaders or bosses have a mission to do that is larger than themselves. Since it is larger than themselves, they require workers to work underneath them.

Each worker is given a task to do. As each one accomplishes his task to completion, the larger mission is completed and the leader/boss is exalted. He was able to accomplish the greater mission and everyone sees it and praises him for the good work.

The workers make the boss look good or bad, by how well they do their work.

As Jesus was preparing to die, He prayed to His Father some last prayers. He pointed out that He had finished the work He was given to do.

Every company has an overarching goal to accomplish in mind. People are hired that will be able to do the work needed to be done in order to meet that goal. If anyone does not do his part, the goal may not be met.

Just as God the Father had given Jesus a task to do, so Jesus has given every believer a task to do. That task is to be His witness and to make disciples.

The actual work being done by each believer may look different. Some may be working with children or adults, or an certain ethnic group, or some other group. Some may be providing teaching only, while others are meeting physical needs. Some may be full time, being paid to do the work, while others are completely volunteer.

Over all of the work, their goal is the same–to be a witness and to make disciples. It is to build God’s kingdom on this earth. At the end of one’s life he must be able to say that he did what God had told him to do and glorified God.

You have also been given a mission by God. What this looks like is unique to you and only tasked by God Himself.

Each day you must ask yourself if you have done all that God has set before you to do for that day. As long as you have breath on this earth, you will have a work to do for God.

Do not find yourself at the end of your days not having done His work. Keep working and finish the job God has for you.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will know the work God has for you to do; that God will give you the strength to do His work; that you will be His witness; and that you will make disciples.

Deuteronomy 24:14 Taking Advantage Of Others

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Do not take advantage of a hired worker who is poor and needy, whether that worker is a fellow Israelite or a foreigner residing in one of your towns. Deuteronomy 24:14

Every nation has people who are foreigners and people who are poor living among them. It is something that cannot be escaped. Usually with many of the foreigners, they are poor. They have moved from one nation to another with very little money, trying to make a living.

With this type of situation, they, along with those who are poor, are often willing to do any work for any pay, just to survive. Knowing this, there are many people who will take advantage of this desperate situation. They will pay as little as possible to get their work. The worker who is poor will work and do anything just for something. Something is seen as better than nothing.

Believers are often known for taking advantage of other believers in the workplace. They will pay as little as possible and expect the highest output of work. They hide behind the verse that every believer is to work as unto the Lord. This is taking advantage, rather than giving the worker what he is worth.

God told the Israelites not to take advantage of one of these people. They are to pay them what they are worth and not to put extra burdens upon them.

Every believer is to be generous with what they have been blessed with. They are to love everyone equally. Taking advantage of another person’s situation is neither generous nor loving.

God is generous with every person. He does not take advantage of a person and his situation, but loves every person equally. He pours out His love, grace, and mercy equally upon every person. God provides abundantly to every person every thing that they need.

As a believer, you must live your life like Jesus did, with generous love, mercy and grace. Jesus came to serve, not to be served. When you take advantage of others, you are placing yourself as the head, rather than the servant. Generously pour out what God has given you into the lives of others. God will pour back into your life what you have need of.

Do not expect more from someone than what you expect of others. Do not give less to one than to another. Treat everyone with God’s love equally.

I pray today that you will know God’s love for everyone; that you will be generous as God is; that you will not take advantage of others in their situations; that you will trust God with what you have; and that you will serve as Jesus served.

 

 

Matthew 9:37-38 Workers Needed

“Then he said to his disciples, The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Matthew 9:37-38

In the United States, and many other countries around the world, there are many people who cannot find a job. Many employers have all the workers that are needed.

Some companies, such as a trucking company, can never seem to have enough workers. These companies are continually trying to hire more people. The main reason that they cannot get enough workers is that it is a difficult job. Physically it is not that difficult, but it does mean being on the road away from home most of the year. For this reason many do not want to do it, or quit shortly after starting it.

God has this same situation. Every person in the world is dying and God wants to save them. The world is God’s field. All the people are His harvest. God wants to bring in the entire harvest and miss none of it.

But, in order for God to do that, He must have workers. Just like the trucking companies need drivers to deliver the goods on time, so God needs workers to bring in the harvest.

In this passage, Jesus is telling you to ask God to send out workers to bring in that harvest. Those workers are you and every other believer. If a person follows Jesus, he is a worker. Every believer can bring in a part of the harvest.

Looking at the world, you may think that the harvest is too big and what can you do as just one person. As one person, you can bring in some of the harvest around you. That is more than if you did not bring in any.

Just as a journey begins with one small step, and eventually gets you to your destination with many small steps, so does bringing in the harvest little by little.

Bringing in this harvest is being a witness to what Jesus can do in the life of a person. Tell others what He has done for you and what He will do for them. People are looking for life. Are you willing to share it with them today? Remember Jesus said He is life.

I pray that today God will stir your heart to pray for more workers to be sent to God’s field; that God will reveal ways you can harvest His field; that you will have open doors to be His witness; and that God will bring in a great harvest through you.