He who gathers crops in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son. Prov. 10:5
I have heard my wise daddy say for years, “Son you gotta make hay while the sun is shining!” I am sure that wise saying didn’t produce the “pep in my step” at that time that he desired, but now I am starting to get the picture! As you well know, that the sun can be shining at the moment, but at the same time, there can be a storm brewing just over the horizon! Daddy knew this all to well, in the natural, I am sure, as many fields of precious hay were stolen from him due to an unexpected rain storm. He knew that every day of sunshine during harvest time was a golden opportunity.
Did you ever stop and think that the same is true with The Harvest, or “the precious fruit of the earth” that God is patiently waiting for (James 5:7)? Jesus said, “Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are already white unto harvest” (John 4:35). Words can hardly describe the buzz that is in the atmosphere on the farm during harvest! You don’t even have to ask about a vacation during harvest because you know what the answer is going to be. You just know that everything is about the harvest, and there will be time for playing after the harvest is in. You would be written off as a “lazy bum,” if you were caught sleeping while it was harvest time!
From our scripture today, we find the same is true in the spiritual realm about “sleeping during harvest.” It’s quite simply really, for a wise person gathers his crops in summer, just like the ant (Prov. 30:25)! But, notice the scripture says, “He who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.” Not only is it unwise, it is just down right disgraceful! Now we know it is harvest time, for Jesus told us that the fields are “already white unto harvest.” We also know that we are God’s sons through our receiving Jesus (John 1:12). Child of God, today I want you to see that sleeping during harvest is down right disgraceful to Daddy!
Far too long, we in the Church have been singing the song, “Tomorrow,” and never realizing that our tomorrow might very well be today! There is a storm on the horizon. We are not living in ordinary times! If current spending trends continue in our nation, we will be hit with a storm of hyperinflation that will devastate our economy. Not to mention, the Antichrist spirit that is persistently trying to rear its ugly head in Washington D.C. to silence us Christians with deceitful bills such as the “fairness doctrine” and “hate-crime legislation.” There is a specific window allotted for harvest, and we must “make hay while the sun is still shining!” Let’s be wise sons and start “make the most of every opportunity” for Jesus (Eph. 5:16), for the time is short and the harvest is now!