Harvest time is not ...
a time to kick up our heels and rest. In our current charismatic Christian society, so many of us (or at least I did) think like this: "I'll go about sowing seeds, and then wait for the grand announcement of my 'time of harvest.' Then when harvest time, comes, I'll sit back and chill while the money/love/time/good deeds (insert whatever you sowed) jumps in my lap x100 fold.
This scripture (along with any elementary knowledge of agriculture) implies that harvest time is a time where we must exert energy and be active, rather just sleeping (aka chilling). Jesus also spoke of the harvest being plentiful but the LABORERS being few. These scriptures remind Christians like me that sowing is only part of the work in the receiving equation. I must also put forth concerted effort in order to reap the harvest when it comes.
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