Jeremiah 8

May 17, 2024    Pastor Daryl Zachman

“The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved!” (Jeremiah 8:20, NKJV)

The older I get the more I realize how brief life is. I recently heard a song by David Crowder and Toby Mac called “Dash”. It’s about the years marked on a grave.

There's a day we're born, day we pass

In between, there's just a dash

What on Earth am I doin'?

Yeah, I got timе, but time goes fast

Yeah, that linе's all I have

What on Earth am I doin'?

Jeremiah also knew that he only had a short time. The nation of Judah was in its twilight hours. Soon the Babylonians would invade and take away everything that was precious to them. Jeremiah spent his entire adult life warning them and seeking to turn the people back to the LORD, but they didn’t listen. Now their time was up, the harvest had passed, and no one was saved. What a tragedy!

Thankfully, we live in the age of grace. We are saved, not because of anything that we do, but because we believe in Jesus Christ. He fulfilled the righteous requirements of God on our behalf. But God hasn’t saved us just to give us a comfortable life until we die. Jesus Christ is the International Harvester. He is gathering a harvest of souls until the summer ends, and He calls us to work alongside Him in the fields.

“He who gathers in summer is a wise son; He who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame.” (Proverbs 10:5, NKJV)

Am I gathering with my Lord or sleeping during the harvest? What on earth am I doing to harvest souls for His kingdom?