Weekly Devotion – John 4:37

Published 4:15 pm Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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By Mike Caton

John 4:37, Thus the saying “One sows and another reaps” is true.

In this matter of kingdom harvest, everyone has a job to do. One sows the seed and another reaps the harvest. But neither of them can do the job alone, each needs the other. And neither of them is more important that the other, without one there is no need for the other. The harvester might think he would be OK without the sower, but there would be nothing to harvest. And the sower might see a beautiful crop, but unless someone brings it is, it is for nothing.

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As we continue to think along these lines, there are countless jobs in the kingdom of God. And we all can be involved in many of them; we can sow the good seed wherever we go, we can offer encouragement to everyone we meet, we can serve in whatever ways the opportunities present themselves, some are good at listening to others, some can send cards, some can cook and share a meal, some can invite other out and pay for the meal they share, the list of possibilities is endless. But the point is, we all need to do what we can for the kingdom of God. And there is something that you can do better than anyone else in the world, some talent you have, some gift from God, that you can offer and help others with. And you need to be doing that thing!

We so often want to compare ourselves to others, and there are plenty of others who can do things better than us. But just because we don’t measure up to some level we imagine, doesn’t mean we can’t do things well. God is not looking for people who are perfect, there are none. He is looking for people who will serve him with their all. Who will commit themselves completely, the good, the bad and the ugly, to him and will serve in his kingdom. We need to be simply willing to do whatever it is we can.

Father, use me in your kingdom. In Jesus’ name amen.

Mike Caton is the preacher at Mount Olive Church of Christ in Belhaven. He volunteers at the Ponzer Fire Department and works part time with Hyde County EMS. If you would like to receive daily devotions in your inbox, email mikecaton@centurylink.net.



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