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In the Gospel of John chapter 4, Jesus made the following statement, speaking to His disciples: “For in this the saying is true: one sows and another reaps. I sent you to reap that for which you have not laboured; others have laboured and you have entered into their labours.” This statement is profound.  In short, if we fail to lead the lost to Christ, then we fail – not only Jesus – but also the generations of saints who came before us. In fact, Hebrews speaks of you and I being surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses (12 v 1 – 2). Indeed, there are multitudes of believers come and gone who gave their lives not even to reap a harvest but merely to sows seeds. And, they did so faithfully, despite formidable threats and daunting discouragement. Now that those humble beginnings have ripened and are ready for reaping, are we too lazy to gather with a little sweat what was sown in the blood of our brethren? Let us never be guilty of such treachery. Whether we sow or reap, let us labour, let us endure, never giving up. May we not grieve all of heaven by walking when we should have run.

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