AND YOU SHALL BE MY DISCIPLES – Lesson #21
Pray for the Laborers of the Harvest
“Seeing the people, Jesus felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd.
37 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.
38 “Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”” (Matthew 9:36–38).
WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
Jesus knows you, intimately
Jesus saw the people. The word used here, “Seeing” means not only to look at, to gaze at or to see as a function of the eyes. This word “seeing”, as used here, means to see with the mind, to perceive, know and to become acquainted with by experience. This is also our calling.
Jesus cares about you, deeply
Jesus felt compassion for them, as the result of “Seeing” them. This compassion is an inward affection, a tender mercy. The kind of compassion which is felt in the deepest regions of the mind, heart and soul. This is also our calling.
Jesus is calling you, urgently
Beseech the Lord of the harvest. to send out workers into His Harvest. These words carry a sense of urgency and immediacy as an ongoing action. Pray and Go and keep praying and keep going! This is our calling.
This is THE DIRECTIVE. These are the marching orders for any and all disciples of Jesus. You and I cannot consider ourselves as followers of Jesus if we do not do what He says.
Let us long to hear the words,
‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful, enter into the joy of your Lord.’
Now it is your turn:
HOW MUST YOU DO IT? ______________________________________________
HOW YOU MUST TEACH IT? ______________________________________________
Your Brother & Friend,