Starting is Great --- Finishing is Far Better!

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My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.  Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.  And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.  And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.  I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours” (John 4:34-38).

The words of Jesus contained in these verses serve to point out many useful lessons — lessons which are of vital importance to our spiritual survival.

Jesus has always been the Master-example — and so He is when it comes to “starting” and more importantly “finishing” a given job.  Jesus came to do the work of His Father and He finished it.  How many of us can say we are accomplished at starting and finishing work?

Jesus also warns to not put off something important until later — later may not come!  One knows not what a “day may bring forth” (Proverbs 27:1).

The fact there is work to be done and not much time left shows the Lord is in serious and dire need of workers.  He is in need of workers who are in it for the love of mens’ souls, and not for the fanfare they may receive for their work.

On this day, make the best use of your time.  Do work for the Lord — and do it because you have a sincere interest in the well-being of others.  Jesus needs you now; will you answer the call?