By: Tim Sader
The Lord will indeed give what is good, and our land will yield its harvest. (Psalm 85:12)
Last week we learned about the gifts that God gives to all of us especially when we remain in Him. Not all Gods gifts are spiritual sometimes He blesses us when we ask Him to because He loves us and wants to bless us with good things. Today is the final day of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. Today we celebrate God creating mankind thus emphasizing the special relationship between God and humanity: our dependence upon God as our creator and sustainer, and God’s dependence upon us as the ones who make His presence known and felt in His world. The main way to observe this day is by sounding the shofar which is a cry for resentence because it is also the anniversary of the first sin. People pray on this day for a year full of life, health and prosperity (Chabad.com). This is the end of one year and the beginning of another on the Jewish calendar so it is a time of reflecting on the past and looking forward to the coming year. On the Julian calendar the end of the year is still a few months away but regardless of what day it is on the calendar harvest time is fast approaching. As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease (Genesis 8:22). Harvest time is a continual process that happens in the earth; when we plant seeds in spring if we raised them right we will have a time to harvest them. The Lord gives to us what is good and the land will yield it’s harvest. Even if we only planted weeds there is still a harvest time but what God gives is good. What did we plant this past year that we will soon reap a harvest from?
In Bible times there was a saying, “It’s still four months until harvest” but Jesus said look at the fields; they are ripe for harvest. The one who reaps receives a wage and harvests a crop for eternal life so the sower and reaper may be glad together (John 4:35-36). He says this for us, right? Yes, it was written for us because whoever plows and threshes should have the hope of being able to share in the harvest (1 Corinthians 9:10). The harvest is not meant to be taken on our own; there are many workers needed in harvesting the fields of life. When we win souls for the Lord we get to celebrate with the new believer and we will share in eternal life with them. Some workers plow the soil and some workers thresh the ripe ones when they are ready for the harvest. All of us get to share the fruit of eternal life together. The Lord supplies seed to the sower and bread for us to eat so why wouldn’t He supply and increase our seed to enlarge the harvest of our righteousness. We will be enriched in every way so that we can be generous on every occasion, and our generosity will result in thanksgiving to God (2 Corinthians 9:10-11). So let us not grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up (Galatians 6:9). The good we do is our acts of righteousness; when we do good we reap a good harvest from the Lord. When we don’t do good we may need correction and sometimes the Lord has to find ways to discipline us to bring us back to Him. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it (Hebrews 12:11). Discipline from the Lord is not always easy to endure but once we learn what is being taught by Him it produces righteousness and peace for us. Peacemakers who sow in peace will reap a harvest of righteousness (James 3:18). The good attributes that we add into our life for the right reasons will produce a harvest of righteousness in us. The seeds we plant in life determine the harvest we will produce. Godly seeds will help God grow up in us and as He grows we will be given more seed to grow so we can have an abundant harvest.
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No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16