Last night at our elders meeting we hovered over Luke 10:1-3.  That’s the passage where Jesus says that the fields are white unto harvest, but the laborers are few.  We all prayed over this text, and most of our prayers were prayers of confession – “forgive us for not praying and not going”.   Lord willing, He will move us to pray and go with courage and love.

This morning I read something from J.C. Ryle that helped me linger over this some more. Ryle says:

The wickedness of being ashamed of Christ is very great.

It is a proof of unbelief.

It shows that we care more for the praise of men whom we can see, than that of God whom we cannot see.

It is a proof of ingratitude.

It shows that we fear confessing Him before man who was not ashamed to die for us upon the cross.

Let us resolve never to be ashamed of Christ. Of sin and worldliness we may well be ashamed. Of Christ and His cause we have no right to be ashamed at all. Boldness in Christ’s service always brings its own reward.

The boldest Christian is always the happiest person.


About David

I am a husband, father, and pastor. Greatest of all, though I don't deserve it, I am a child of God.
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One Response to Harvesting

  1. Fred says:

    Not sharing Chirst is the most selfish and unloving of all of our non-actions. Sharing Christ is the single most loving action we can perform. Understanding we may suffer for proclaiming the name of the only Son of God is reality. Therefore, reaching the lost with the name of Christ is the ultimate form obedience and denial of self. And within this act is the love of God perfected and completed.

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