Thursday, September 27, 2018

Final Word- 15

He that observes the wind shall not sow; and he that regards the clouds shall not reap. (Ecclesiastes 11:4)

If you are considering doing quality work for the kingdom of God, there's no better season than the present one. Jesus once said, "I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work." (John 9:4)
The night is almost here... So we must urgently do what we have been called to do for the kingdom of God by our Savior Jesus Christ.

Believers respond in different ways to God's call for doing his work. It's like when Deborah issued a call to the 12 tribes to fight against Canaanites. The response was varied as we read in Judges Ch. 5...

The princes of Issachar were with Deborah. As was Issachar, so was Barak. They rushed into the valley at his feet. By the watercourses of Reuben, there were great resolves of heart. Why did you sit among the sheepfolds to hear the whistling for the flocks? At the watercourses of Reuben there were great searchings of heart. Gilead lived beyond the Jordan. Why did Dan remain in ships? Asher sat still at the haven of the sea, and lived by his creeks. Zebulun was a people that jeopardized their lives to the deaths; Naphtali also, on the high places of the field.
(Judges 5:15-18)

You can be like the princes of Issachar, promptly setting out on hearing the call. Zebulun and Napthali were willing to go even further; they jeopardized their lives to the deaths. But look at Reuben, Dan and Asher. Reuben spent time thinking and more thinking, Dan liked to relax in his ships and Asher..well Asher was in love with the beaches. 

Some waste time in trivial pursuits, fighting over Bible versions/doctrines and criticizing others who are doing at least something for the Lord. Some follow in the footsteps of Reuben looking at the winds and clouds, neither sowing nor reaping. Some are in love with ships and beaches; in love with the world, so as to say. 

Here's a reminder from Jesus to all believers in these end days... 
Do you not say, 'There are still four months and then comes the harvest'? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! He who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. (John 4:35, 36) 

Dr. Johnson Cherian

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