Dr. Ronnie Wolfe
many times have we read this portion of Scripture? Each time we do, it
convicts our hearts of our hesitation to reap a harvest of souls that
are ripe for the word of God.
The Harvest Is READY, 35
is now time for all of us to be busy about our Father's business of
preaching the Gospel to every creature. Just as harvesting is not easy,
so witnessing is not easy; but the harvest must be gathered in to the
glory of God. It is better that we who love the Lord and love truth
harvest these who are ready to believe rather than some who may lead
them into error.
The Harvest is REWARDED, 36
the work that we as evangelists and soul-winners do will be rewarded,
first with the fruit of eternal life in those who believe and also in
our reward received at the hand of our God in judgment, since He
promised it to us, bringing his reward with Him.
The Harvest is RECEIVED, 37-38
the Old Testament prophets sowed the prophetic word of God, so the
apostles and New Testament believers reaped from that prophetic prose in
giving the true message of Jesus' coming as the Messiah to seek and to
save that which was lost.
Also, we today harvest the sowing of
the apostles as they ministered and wrote down the divine, inspired word
of God for our easy use today. They have sown; we are reaping the fruit
of their labors with a simple but powerful message of the Gospel of
grace to those who are so much in need of it.
Also, we are
reaping where God sows the word of God into the hearts of those to whom
we are witnessing. Without His work, there would be no harvest, for He
is the originator and the provider of a good harvest.