John 4:31-35, In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat. 32 But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of. 33 Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat? 34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat [purpose for living] is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. 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.
As I have mentioned many times before, John chapter four is one of my favorite chapters in all of the New Testament. In fact, it’s one of my favorite chapters in all of the Bible. In this chapter there are so many lessons to be gleaned. You could easily write a book from the lessons in this chapter, no doubt about it!
Just a simple thought today: Everyone is living for someone or something.
For Jesus it was to do the will of His Father and to finish the work that God had sent him to do. How about us today? What are we living for? Who are we living for? Are we committed to the task God has for us? Do we even know what it is?
I read the following words yesterday and posted them:
“In fact, Lenin is said to have defined a true communist as ‘dead man on furlough.’ Those who joined the movement considered themselves to have died. Then they were granted a furlough from death to serve the Party. Possibly only for a few weeks. A few months. A few years. It didn’t matter. The individual sacrificed himself for the whole of humanity (or so the believed at the time). … Any income they earned above the national average (about $20 a month at that time) they contributed to the Party for the furtherance of their cause.”
What if God’s people were as dedicated as the communists of old? Can you imagine what God could do with a people this committed?
There is no greater pursuit in life than to find, follow, and finish the will of God for one’s life.
And you can guarantee it will have something to do with the harvest!!!