Saturday, August 26th, 2017
Name Tags: You Are... (Part 58)
Laborers & Field Workers
For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard.
Matthew 20:1 (NKJV)*
He told them, 'The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field.
Luke 10:2 (NIV)
The field is the world.
Matthew 13:38 (NIV)
If you walked into a swanky meeting with the world's leading movers and shakers or maybe with Christian celebrities: people of authority and renown; authors, movie stars and business magnates...
Whose name tags labeled them as CEOs, PhDs and famous head pastors... Would you feel less than them if you were called a field laborer or migrant worker with a seemingly ordinary job?
Because Christ was a small-town Carpenter Who become an itinerant Preacher. He had no earthly estate or fortune, and neither did most of His disciples. After He died, rich men who joined the church sold their stuff and status to follow Him.
Actors, models and talent for Christ: embrace your roles as God's field workers. His Great Commission clearly reveals (and His Own Example illustrates) how He values humble positions. His Word clearly reveals the dangers of posh, proud, powerful positions.
Instead of being fishers of men, lofty saints can start fishing in sin. But if their assets reach to the sky, will they make it through the needle's eye?**
To Be Continued...
* The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+20%3A1-16&version=NKJV
** 'Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God' (Matthew 19:24).
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Name Tags: You Are... series.