John 4

“I sent you to reap that for which you did not labor. Others have labored, and you have entered into their labor.” Jesus in this text states that two actions are required for a harvest – sowers and reapers. When it comes to reaching out to a lost world, Jesus told the disciples that they were going to be reapers because others had done the hard work. The role of a sower is to plant the seeds of God message which are nurtured by godly love and influence, Jesus says that is the hard work! Those who did the hard work to prepare the soil for the disciples were the prophets and especially John the Baptist, they suffered because of their message and they did not see the harvest. The role you or I play in a life, sower or reaper, will depend their hearts. We are called not to produce results but to be faithful – interacting with those in our world to help them move ever closer to Christ.

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