What to Do When the Workers Are Few [Matthew 9:37 Devotional]

What to Do When the Workers Are Few [Matthew 9:37 Daily Devotional]

“Then he said to his disciples, ‘“The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.’”

Matthew 9:37

What is Matthew 9:37 about?

Jesus is teaching his disciples here using his typical method of parables. The “harvest,” according to Jesus, is the people waiting to receive the kingdom of God. And the “workers” are the people who follow Jesus that are expected to go out into the fields to bring that message to them. There’s a problem, though. Jesus tells his disciples that there aren’t enough workers to take care of the field.

What to Do When the Workers Are Few

Thankfully, Jesus provides us with a solution in the next verse. He says that we need to “ask the God of the harvest” to provide the workers. This means that the work is on us to accomplish, but we have the help of the Lord to do it. It also means that we don’t have to do it alone. When we feel “short-staffed” we can always count on God to provide the help we need to accomplish the work he called us to.

So, then, what’s the application of the verse for you? Do the work God has called you to do. Go out to the fields, which is your everyday life, and bring the Gospel Message to the people around you. While you do the work, pray to God and ask him to bring you the help you need.

Prayer

Father, thank you for the clear mission you’ve put on my life and on the lives of those around me. Help me to hear you clearly as I move into the fields of my life to reach the people you’ve called me to reach. It’s in Jesus’s name I pray, amen.

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