Tag: John 4:34-36

Look at the fields!

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)

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