What does your field look like?

God has given each of us a field to work where we are to win people to Christ, baptize them, and disciple them. What does your field look like?

I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; 31 And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down. 32 Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction. 33 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: 34 So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man. Proverbs 24:30-34

This field has been neglected because of laziness and ignorance. God wants us to study his word so we will be workmen that need not to be ashamed. Notice this field was grown over with thorns. In the parable of the sower, the seed that fell among thorns was choked and became unfruitful. We are told to break up the fallow ground. We are to work in our field, preparing the ground for sowing the seed. If there is no preparation, we will be sowing among thorns. Take the law of God and prepare the hearts of the lost so they will be ready when we sow the seed of the gospel.

Time is short – don’t waste it by getting a little more sleep. Go and work in your field.

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One Response to “What does your field look like?”


  1. When I read this post the other day, I was reminded of what the thorns represented:

    Mark 4:18-19 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

    Are our vineyards lying neglected because modern Christians are becoming more and more worldly and consumed with materialism? Thanks for the application you made here. Food for thought indeed.


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