Jesus Commandments

Posted: 12th April 2018 by Marshall Mabry in Praise and Worship

Pray for Laborers
“The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest” (Matthew 9:37–38).

Evangelist Paul Mershon says “…prayer is indeed a power on which the gathering of the harvest and the coming of the Kingdom do in very truth depend.” In America, we live in a time where darkness is expanding. Though we claim to be a “Christian” country, the moral condition of our country continues to grow contrary to God’s standards. We are becoming more self-absorbed, disconnected, and slothful. We desire more governmental assistance and believe that “freedom of speech” gives us the right to criticize anyone and everything. We want “free” stuff at the expense of those who honestly work hard. We are more concerned about our personal comfort than our neighbor’s pain and suffering. Mershon’s point about prayer strikes at the core of Truth. It takes a self-denying, cross-bearing heart to labor in the field of souls. This type of heart eternally sees the horror of “lost souls” and moves into the action of prayer, and willingly offers their body and life to service the Harvest.

Lord Jesus,
Please don’t let me underestimate the importance of this commandment! Work in me, so I may work the field of souls. May I never grow weary in laboring for Your kingdom. Amen.

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