Matthew 9:38

38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

Teacher Imparting His Own Character To His Disciples

Words from the highest authority –
“Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.”
Words of plainest invitation –
“Follow Me.”
Words of clearest explanation –
“I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”
Words of fullest meaning –
“Can the children of the bride-chamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come when the bridegroom shall be taken from them.”
Words of kindest comfort –
“Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole.”
Words of greatest assurance –
“According to your faith be it unto you.”
Words of urgent appeal –
“The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest.”

Throughout the first section of Matthew’s Gospel defining the King and His kingdom, the Lord is presented as a Teacher imparting His own character to His disciples.

“Father in heaven, I can see how important it is to act on the infallible words of the Lord Jesus. What He says, I have full confidence, He does. My responsibility is to act on that which He tells me. Thanks, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.”

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