Look and See

How often do we look at something and not see clearly what is before us?

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John 4:35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.

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Please consider the words I write you today.  What good is sowing if there is no harvest?  What good is building a house if there is no one to occupy it?  Think about it.  In the writing of the Scriptures, it is evident that our Lord places great store in planting (sowing).  We must not deceive ourselves; whatever we sow, we shall reap, whether we like it or not.  The principle of the Lord can be seen in His miracle of the loaves and fish; “let nothing be lost.”  It is not His will that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.  Yet many die without Christ daily and find themselves awakening in the torments of hell.  In the broader scheme of things, how many of them go there purely by choice because they heard the Word, had opportunity to turn, and yet rejected both the Lord and those He sent to them?  On the other hand, how many people are in hell today because someone with the divine assignment to go to that person refused the assignment to go to that lost person?  Oh, my friend, surely over that shall be much weeping when we stand before our Lord.

Almost everywhere I go, I hear believers raising their voices in discussion, and even in sermons from the pulpit, about the extreme corruption of today’s society and the world about us.  And yet so few hearers seem to busy themselves with the assignment given here by our Lord.  Are we looking and NOT seeing?  As I wrote earlier, surely the Lord places great store in sowing.  But He places, if not greater, at least equal emphasis on reaping (harvesting).  Oh how sad it is to sow the Word of God into the lives of unbelievers, and then leave that person without the influence of a harvester (reaper).  Consider once again the words of our Lord.  “Lift up your eyes.” (open your eyes for the purpose of seeing, not just looking).  “Look on the fields.” (we are told precisely where to look for what we need to see.)  “They (the fields) are white already to harvest.” (we are told what it is we are to see when we look on the fields.)  we’ve much work to do.  Never,NEVER stop sowing.  At the same time, we must increase our labor, intensity, and volume of work toward the harvest.  We must not only LOOK, but we MUST ALSO SEE! 

Manna for Today – John 4:1-38; Matthew 9:37-38; Luke 10:2

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Manna for Today – John 4:1-38; Matthew 9:37-38; Luke 10:2