Then saith he unto his disciples,
The harvest truly is plenteous,
but the labourers are few
Berean Literal Bible
Then He says to His disciples, “The harvest indeed is plentiful, but the workmen are few.
New King James Version
Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.
New American Standard Bible
Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.
While the Savior was on earth there were spiritual leaders, but it must be said that there were many who pretended to be laborers, but the real laborers were few in number.
Those who pretended to be shepherds were in fact not.
There was a great lack of faithful teachers.
It was the same way before the Reformation.
There were many clergymen, many so-called shepherds of souls,
but most of them were not faithful teachers.
However, the hand must also be put into our own bosom.
- There are many preachers in the churches today, who have come out of the work of the Reformation. In many places, however, false doctrines are propagated instead of the truth.
- There are many teachers who have been made teachers by men. They are not only useless, but also very dangerous.
Only those called by the Lord and qualified can and may serve in the ministry.
The harvest is great, there is a huge field of work, even today.
But these workers are few.
This should drive you into the inner room, and stir you to prayer to the Lord of the harvest, that He may give laborers for His harvest.
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