Sowing and Reaping in the Lord’s Harvest Fields

We Must Sow if We Intend to Reap

As a young man, I was touched by the truths of Psalm 126:5–6, “They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.” These verses moved me to be active in the harvest fields of the Lord.

I have sung, for most of my life, the song, “Bringing in the Sheaves.” I want to be a part of the harvest of the Lord. Everyone wants to be a part of the bringing in, but there are some necessities before the harvest.

There is a price to be paid in the preparation of prayer, weeping, and sowing the seed. We must shed some tears over lost souls, lost sons, lost neighbors, lost daughters, lost friends, and lost family. Our Lord Jesus shed His blood. Surely we can shed some tears. We may see so little of the harvest because there is so little watering of our tears.

There must also be the sowing of the seed. The seed is God’s Word. There is life and power in the seed. We must sow and spread it. We must share the gospel wherever we go in our daily lives. We must broadcast the truth.

As we go, weep, and sow, we will reap. Not everyone will be saved, but some will be saved. Not everyone will listen, but some will listen. Not everyone will believe, but some will believe.

I want to encourage you to participate weekly, in the soulwinning efforts of your church and take the opportunities you encounter throughout the daily routine of your life. Let’s do our part in God’s harvest!

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