March 26, 2017
We are servants in a field for the Kingdom of God, and a servant in the field; he loves the things of God. He cultivates Christian character. He plants pleasing tendencies to the Lord. He desires to reap righteousness from sow seeds of supplication and prayer. He wants to talk about the things of God. He doesn’t want to decay the conversation with petty subjects of offense and criticism; he may have dirt on his hands from plowing and planting, but he doesn’t want dirt in his mouth for backbiting, whispering, and gossip. Two servants talking scripture will transport themselves to higher plains of thought, actions, and behavior. They are discovering new spiritual farming techniques; how to get closer to God; how to encourage one another with the Word of the Lord.
One servant may say, “I’ve been reading in such and such book of the Bible.”
And another servant says, “I can’t believe it. I was just reading from that same passage praying about a certain thing.”
And the two servants in the Word have clean agreement rather than dirty grievances.
Snakes are in the field too. This particular serpent was the most subtle beast in the field. In other words, you don’t always know they are there. They sneak up on you. Or you may stumble on his presence. Servants on the other hand are very visible; you don’t have to try and find them; they are planting, reaping, working, moving, staying busy in the field. But a snake might be under the rock, over there behind the bush, curled up in the soil; might be coiled over in a shadow just waiting for the right opportunity to strike….listen now.