Sow that we can reap

Scriptural Readings: Genesis 3:19, Matthew 9:35-38, Romans 10:14-15, Titus 1:15-16, Matthew 28:16-20, Romans 1:16

King James Bible

Genesis 3:19

In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou [art], and unto dust shalt thou return.

New Living Translation

By the sweat of your brow will you have to eat until you return to the ground from which you were made.

Difficulties in life are the things most of us are facing today. We have to start from the beginning to survive before reaching the top again. It seems that it takes a lot of everything to have one thing going. The current situation points us more about difficulties rather than good times.

To fill an empty stomach is one major concern today worldwide. We have to work to earn. The Father commands us to sow that we can reap. For some, it may seem that this is a kind of punishment, but the truth is the Father is simply telling us to trust Him. Although our first parents were thrown out from paradise, they were not neglected. They were given instructions to survive and that is to sow to reap. If God did not care at all, He would not have instructed us to work, He could have simply let us die in hunger and go straight to hell. To survive on this planet, we have to sow(work) and reap(earn) to survive.

King James Version

Matthew 9:35-38

v.35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.

v.36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.

v.37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly [is] plenteous, but the labourers [are] few;

v.38 Pray ye, therefore, the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

New Living Translation

Matthew 9

v.35 Jesus traveled through all the towns and villages of that area, teaching in the synagogues and announcing the Good News about the Kingdom. And he healed every kind of disease and illness.

v.36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

v.37 He said to his disciples, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few.

v.38 So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his field.”

To sow and to reap in the spiritual realm is all about continuation and completion of what the Lord Jesus Christ started. To sow and reap in the physical realm is simply surviving to live. It should be every Christian’s concern to bridge the gap between survival and completion and to know not just to live here on earth, but to declare the gospel of the kingdom unto the ends of the world. We do not live just simply to survive. We were given a commandment to spread the good news. We need to do this because He has a plan. We need to survive and complete the mission because there is something at the end of this for us, and this is eternal life with our God!

King James Version

Romans 10:14-15

v.14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

v.15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

New Living Translation

v.14 But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how they can believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?

V.15 And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say,” How beautiful are the feet of the messengers who bring the Good News!”

It is a must that each of us should contribute to the spreading of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. There should be no reason why we should not do it. The harvest is great. There are a lot of people out there who have not heard the good news, and we are now living the end times. The Gospel of good news should be declared unto the ends of this world.

King James Version

Titus 1:15-16

v.15 Unto the pure all things [are] pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving [is] nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.

v.16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny [him], being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

New Living Translation

v.15 Everything is pure to those whose hearts are pure. But nothing is pure to those who are corrupt and unbelieving, because their minds and consciences are corrupted.

v.16 Such people claim they know God, but they deny him by the way they live. They are detestable and disobedient, worthless for doing anything good.

….they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

How do we see humanity today? With all the things that are happening today, confusion and helplessness are obvious and visible. People argue because of confusion resulting in helplessness. We are heading in the wrong direction. No one has a clear cut of what should be done to achieve a better result. A lot of us, we have gone astray and lost. This is the truth, a fact we cannot deny.

The reason we are confused, helpless, and experiencing suffering from all these uncertainties is that we are corrupt and unbelieving, Our minds and consciences are corrupted. Humans claim that they know God, but the truth is that we do not know an iota about Him, and we cannot deny the fact that it can be seen, by the way we live our lives. How can we carry on spreading the good news if we are corrupt, unbelieving, and doubting?

We have to be born again(John 3:3). This is the start of our wonderful relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He did not ask us to join anything or to require us to do something to know Him and forgive our sins. The only thing we have to admit is that we are sinners, and we cannot save ourselves, and finally, He will forgive us! Salvation!

King James Version

Matthew 28:16-20

v.16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.

v.17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.

v.18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

v.19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

v.20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen.

New Living Translation

v.16 Then the eleven disciples left for Galilee, going to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go.

v.17 When they saw him, they worshiped him- but some of them doubted!

v.18 Jesus came and told his disciples,” I have been given all the authority in heaven and on earth.

v.19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

v.20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

King James Version

Romans 1:16

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

New Living Translation

For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile.

Salvation is in the Good news of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! It has to be declared! We should never be ashamed of it! This is the power of God. Salvation to everyone. We have to sow the seed of salvation and we will see the power of God reaping the souls before our own eyes.

That is why the Scriptures say,” How beautiful are the feet of the messengers who bring the Good News!”

Dear Brothers and sisters in Christ,

As Christians, we are commissioned to spread the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Many of us are now in the most trying time of our lives. Almost everyone is in dire need of almost everything. A lot of people on this planet are in distress. Even having almost the perfect technology, we still end up trying almost everything to cope up with every situation we are in today except for very few who are trying to share the gospel of peace and hope of Jesus Christ.

It is of utmost importance that we should share the gospel of Jesus Christ. Help me do it. Share this site with your friends. This will not cost you anything but on the other hand, you have done your part as a Christian to respond to the great commission that the Lord Jesus Christ commanded us.

Let the blessings of our God the Father, His son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit be upon us in this trying time.

In Christ,

Categorized as ETERNITY

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