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Have you heard of the Bible verse that talks about the Lord of the Harvest? Have you ever wondered who is the Lord of the harvest? And what does he do?

This month in the Delight in the Word Challenge, our theme is Focus on Jesus. Read HERE about why I chose this theme, along with the Scriptures and lessons for week 1 and 2.

Here are the Scriptures for Week 3 in October:

And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. Go your way; behold, I am sending you out as lambs in the midst of wolves. – Luke 10:2-3 ESV

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” – John 20:21 ESV

and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal. – Luke 9:2 ESV

Based on these Scriptures, who is the Lord of the harvest?

Who is the Lord of the harvest

If you said Jesus, you are correct. And we can see that what the Lord of the harvest does, in a nutshell is… He sends.

Luke 10:3 and John 20:21 tell HOW Jesus sends.

Luke 9:2 tells WHAT Jesus sent them to do.

Now let’s look at WHO Jesus sends.

If we read the entire chapters, we can see that in all 3 of these Scriptures, Jesus is sending his disciples. Dictionary.com defines “disciple” as: a follower or student of a teacher, or leader.

So let me ask you this. Are you a disciple of Jesus? If so, do you believe that Jesus is sending you to proclaim the kingdom of God?

The next question we could ask is WHERE is God sending his disciples?

In the Bible Jesus sent his disciples to proclaim the kingdom of God both locally and to “the uttermost parts of the earth.” There is so much opportunity these days to proclaim the kingdom, whether it be to your physical neighbor, your online neighbor, or travelling to a different city or country.

Personally, I believe God is sending me to proclaim the kingdom to people who live close to me, as well as people in other countries, via online ministry. (Thus the reason I write this blog.) Where is Jesus sending you?

To help you study these Scriptures and hide them in your heart, I have created the printables shown below, which are available to members of the Delight in the Word Club.

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Who is the Lord of the harvest

Who is the Lord of the harvest

I leave you with this quote by John Piper of DesiringGod.com:

Jesus was sent for a purpose — to reveal God and redeem sinners (John 1:1412) — and he set his face like flint to see it accomplished (Luke 9:51Isaiah 50:7). We too, as his disciples, filled by his Spirit, are sent for a purpose — to tell his good news (Romans 10:14–17).