DCLM Higher Everyday 27 November 2022 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — Labour with the master
TOPIC: LABOUR WITH THE MASTER
TEXT: JOHN 4:34-38
35Say 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.
36And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.
37And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.
38I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.
MEMORY VERSE: “Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work” (JOHN 4:34).
“The decree of death is upon all who have sinned, but the offer of eternal life is available to those who will believe. There is a way of escape. We must go! We must tell,” writes Dr. Prince Guneratnam.
After the fall of man in the Garden of Eden, man lost his place of dominion over God’s creation. Christ came to pay the ultimate price for man’s redemption and reconciliation with God. He finished the work of redemption and gave His disciples a mandate to seek the lost souls.
Jesus is our Master; it is His place to provide salvation, for He came to seek and to save the lost. However, before leaving the world, He committed unto His followers the Great Commission. Like the early disciples, we are co-labourers with Christ. In labouring with Him, we are to be diligent in seeking the salvation of sinners. Our labour involves praying for and reaching out to sinners through literature and tracts, social media evangelism, and personal preaching on one-to-one. If you get involved, your labour will be rewarded both here on earth and in eternity.
QUOTE: Your labour will be rewarded.
CHALLENGE: Pray for and lead the lost to Christ.
PRAYER: Lord, give me the grace to lead the lost to You.