A LAMB AMONG WOLVES!
“The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves.” (Luke 10:2-3, NIV)
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Just exactly where is Jesus’ “harvest field”? To answer that question, stop right where you are and take a look around. You’re right in the middle of it – exactly where Christ wants you, right now!
Our places of employment belong to Jesus. Many of our co-workers, clients, bosses, and other associates seem to be like wolves – waiting to devour us and bring us down. Sometimes they tempt us to stop by the bar after work and join them for happy hour. Other times they demand that we work late, keeping us from our families and our loved ones. They like to share coarse jokes and profanity. Infidelity and sex often dominate their conversations. There is little regard for someone to share the love of the Lord! But Christ has placed you right in the middle of all that!
There was a time when I would join them for happy hour, or work late, laugh at off-color jokes, and spread profanity like a sailor. That was the easy thing to do. I became accepted and was part of the clique. My marriage began to fall apart and my life was in shambles. Then, I began to develop a relationship with the Lord. I realized that I was responsible for bringing others down. I was one of the “wolves” that Jesus was referring to in Luke 10:3.
I needed to make some changes. I had the ability to choose my destiny – I could choose to be a wolf or I could choose to be one of Christ’s lambs. Although I try my hardest to be a faithful worker, the wolf in me shows his ugly head on occasion. However, as my relationship with Christ grows, I see less of the wolf and more of the lamb in me.
Each of us has a responsibility to those around us. We are living in Christ’s “harvest field”. We are to be His lambs – our jobs are to tame the wolves that live and work right beside us. We do that when the Holy Spirit is living within us! Ask God to fill you with His Spirit this Tuesday. Begin to tame just one wolf at a time. You will be amazed with the results!
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Enjoy your day, “Working for Christ”
- The White Harvest – What Jesus Did and Didn’t Say – Bible Verses (darrellcreswell.wordpress.com)
- Wolves at the Front Gate (brokenbelievers.com)