PARTICIPANT OR OBSERVER

MUSINGSJune 19 2018

PARTICIPANT OR OBSERVER

2 Corinthians 8:7-10a
“Indeed, the more your faith, your ability to speak, your knowledge, your dedication, and your love for us increase, the more we want you to participate in this work of God’s kindness.

I’m not commanding you, but I’m testing how genuine your love is by pointing out the dedication of others.

You know about the kindness of our Lord Jesus Christ. He was rich, yet for your sake he became poor in order to make you rich through his poverty.

I’m giving you my opinion because it will be helpful to you.”

The harvest time is near. I grew up in Iowa where 92% if the state is farmland. We are literally surrounded by corn and soybeans. I have worked both planting and harvest. Both have there season.

In the spring you have a window of opportunity to get there seed in the ground. To early or too late and you may not get a crop.

When fall comes and the grain has ripened and dried sufficiently, The time to harvest has arrived. It had to come out of the field or the entire crop is lost.

Even with modern machinery it is a race against nature to save the crop, but the workers are few.*

The farmer (God) doesn’t need people to stand around the field and tell him how great he is. He doesn’t need people to marvel at what he has accomplished. He really doesn’t need their thanks. What he needs are workers.

Do you have your work gloves on?

*Matthew 9:37

All content (except quotations) © 2018 Thomas E. Williams

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