Tag: fields are white
Scripture reading for April 10th: John 4, Psalm 72, Proverbs 10
Key Scriptures: 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? Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest. Already the one who reaps is receiving wages and gathering fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together. For here the saying holds true, ‘One sows and another reaps.’ I sent you to reap that for which you did not labor. Others have labored and you have entered into their labor.”
Jesus had shared with a Samaritan woman that He was the Messiah. She was so excited that she ran into her village and told others about Jesus, inviting them to come meet Him. This was the ‘work’ that the Father had sent Jesus to do. He instructed His disciples as the people of the village were streaming to meet Him, “See that the fields are white for harvest.” Some sow, others reap, but rejoice that fruit is being gathered for eternal life!
Faith Confession: Lord, I see the fields ripe for harvest! Thank You for allowing me to participate in the sowing and reaping of this ‘fruit’ for eternal life. (Action Step: Share the Gospel with someone you know who may be lost but is open to listen.)
Psalm 72:16 “May there be abundance of grain in the land; on the tops of the mountains may it wave; may its fruit be like Lebanon; and may people blossom in the cities like the grass of the field.”
Scripture reading for April 9th: John 4
Key scriptures for over-comers: John 4:34-36 “”My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work. Do you not say, ‘Four months more and then the harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. Even now the reaper draws his wages, even now he harvests the crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together.””
Jesus often used the images of the countryside that He walked to help His disciples understand His mission and heart. Jesus told them that His food was to do the will of the Father and to finish His work of salvation for all mankind. He admonished them not to say ‘Four months more and then the harvest’ even though it was not at this time ripe or ready. But the spiritual fields were ripe for harvest and disciples should be aware and working. Even as Jesus was talking, people were streaming out of the town to find the Man that the woman at the well spoken to them of. There were truly white fields for those with eyes to see! The harvest was precious and might be lost for lack of workers!
Key observations for over-comers: Disciples of Jesus are never without a harvest field and work to do. It is glorious work and the pay is amazing! “The grasslands of the desert overflow; the hills are clothed with gladness. The meadows are covered with flocks and the valleys are mantled with grain; they shout for joy and sing.” (Psalm 65:12-13)