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The Day Jesus Crossed the Line, Part 8

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TEXT: John 4:33-38

Basilea Schlink, "Do not lose yourself in your everyday work and activities. Rather, lose yourself in God. When you are doing work, let your innermost heart be centered on Him. Live in His presence and abide in Him. Then your work will follow you into eternity, and you will reap a rich harvest." 
Jesus takes the inquiries of His disciples and uses them to explain an important aspect of His mission. He tells them that His fulfillment and satisfaction come from doing God's will and sharing the Gospel with others as He had just done with the Samaritan woman. Then, He lets them know that their fulfillment should come from the same. 
Using what was likely a popular proverb in that day, Jesus says, "Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest?" This was a common expression meaning that just as a farmer must plant seed and wait a few months before harvesting, so must people wait in other walks of life. But, Jesus says this waiting period is no longer necessary because souls are ready to be harvested into God's kingdom right now. Just as Jesus had planted the seed with the Samaritan woman and she immediately responded, there are untold millions who would respond to the Gospel if only someone would go ready to plant and ready to harvest.