THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
The farmer's son went off to college, pursuing an education in agriculture.
When he returned with his degree, he tried to give his father some pamphlets and other information on farming.
The farmer said, "Son, don't try to give me those pamphlets. I don't farm half as well as I know how to now!"
In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand:
for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that,
or whether they both shall be alike good.
God's instruction Book, the Bible, tells Christians two important things.
First, it says to "win souls" ("...he that winneth souls is wise" Prov 11:30).
Second, it tells us how to win souls.
We are to preach the gospel, "for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth" (Rom 1:16).
Our text is good instruction for farmers.
Start early and work late, In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand.
This instruction is also good for Christians.
Start early in your life, and when you are in the "evening" of life, do not slack up!
In the morning of your life, preach the gospel!
Jesus willingly died for our sins and offered eternal life to us when we were heading for eternal death.
We cannot be so bashful and shy as to not proclaim our Great King of salvation!
Each morning, let your feet be "shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace" (Eph 6:15).
Be prepared to TELL someone about the grace and mercy of God through Christ Jesus.
In the evening of your life, preach the gospel!
Jesus tired when He carried the cross up Golgotha's Hill.
But He didn't quit until He had offered both hands and feet to the nails!
Perhaps, as we get older, we cannot travel as we could when younger.
But we can use the phone.
We can write cards.
We can hand out leaflets when we do travel.
The work is important!
Souls are dying in sin and headed for an eternal death.
In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand.