Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest…. “But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith He unto His disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth laborers into his harvest.” Matt. 9:36-38 (Read 9:35 – 10:15; Luke 10:1ff.) When our Lord Jesus saw the multitudes of people wandering aimlessly through life, not knowing their sinful and lost condition or Him as their Savior, He was moved with compassion and told His disciples to pray to the Lord of the harvest that He send out laborers into His harvest. Jesus recognized that He by Himself, in His state of humiliation, could not reach all the people (not even in Israel) with the Gospel of the Kingdom. Therefore He urged His disciples to pray for more workers in the kingdom, and He sent out the Twelve and then the Seventy (cf. Luke 10:1ff.) to preach the Gospel to
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