Blog 210 for April 10, 2021
The Law of Seedtime and Harvest
“The Harvest is the end of the age…”
Do you think that this law only applies to Spring (planting), Summer (growing), and Fall (harvesting)? Well, that law certainly applies to those three seasons; but I think this immutable law is for every month of every year, every season of life.
We are forever planting for a future harvest. Take the harvest of a good education for example. We plant seeds in kindergarten and grammar school when we are young. We continue in our junior and senior high school years, preparing for college entrance to the University of our choice. And even 4 years of college is not enough for many who are planting seeds for a Master’s degree, and on to a Doctor’s degree.
We plan/plant seeds for the vocation we have chosen. We take the appropriate classes for our job search. We prepare ourselves for the interview. Then after we have received the job, our planting turns to seeds planted for advancements. On and on we travel participating in this immutable law of Seedtime and Harvest until we reach the top.
There are many other areas of our life that follow this same pattern of sowing and reaping; seedtime and harvest. There are our plans for a family; our spouse, then children. Next, buying our first house and making it a home; then the education of our children. And the cycle starts all over again.
As sure as we plant and do what is necessary for growth, the harvest will come; and, how great the harvest can be. You must read God’s Word about the groundwork for a successful harvest. Read the whole chapter of Matthew 13. Verses 1-9 speak of the four kinds of soil; 1. Wayside soil, 2. Stony places, 3. Among thorns, and 4. Good ground. Work your ground, make it good ground, that your harvest will be great.
The greatest harvest is God’s final call when He comes again. May we be in that greatest final harvest. Please make your calling and election sure. Break up the fallow ground. Build on solid ground. Have your name written in the Lamb’s Book of life. Confess your sins; believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved. Then live for Jesus. Honor Him. Be His witness. Serve Him. Read His Word and Pray. May your living not be in vain. Lead others to Jesus. Build your harvest for Jesus, so you can lay trophies at His feet when you get to Heaven.
In 1844, Henry Alford wrote about the Harvest in this beautiful song, “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come”.
Come ye thankful people come; Raise the song of harvest home. All is safely gathered in; ere the winter storms begin. God, our Maker, doth provide for our wants to be supplied. Come to God’s own temple come; Raise the song of harvest home.
All the world is God’s own field. Fruit unto His praise to yield: wheat and tares together sown, unto joy or sorrow grown. First the blade, and then the ear. Then the full corn shall appear. Lord of harvest, grant that we wholesome grain and pure may be.
For the Lord our God shall come, and shall take His harvest home; From His field shall in that day all offenses purge away; Give His angels charge at last in the fire the tares to cast. But the fruitful ears to store in His garner evermore.
Even so, Lord, quickly come to Thy final harvest home. Gather Thou Thy people in Free from sorrow, free from sin; There forever purified, in Thy presence to abide. Come with all Thine angels come; Raise the glorious harvest home.
And I say, “Amen”.
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