October 1st

How Come It Never Rains?

Hebrews 6:7-8, “For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God: But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.”

The Bible teaches that the rain falls on the just and the unjust. In these verses, God is holding up the position of the husbandman or farmer. It is the farmer who toils by plowing, planting, watering and harvesting, but it is God who sends the rain so that the farmer’s labor is not in vain.

The rest of us share in both the blessing of the farmer in the plowing, planting and harvesting, and in God supplying the rain to cause the plants to grow. Here is the principle – Paul said in 1 Corinthians 3:6, “I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.”

Simply stated, one plants the seed (the Word of God); another comes along to help the new plant (convert) to grow; but only God can save and cause Christian growth. According to verse 8, the land that produces thorns and briers is rejected because, in spite of the farmer’s hard labor in plowing and planting, and God sending the rain, the land produced nothing but weeds, thorns, and briers, which were eventually burned as useless waste.

Weeds are basically good for nothing; in fact, the only time the word weeds is mentioned in the Bible is in Jonah 2:5, “The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head.”

Now, think about this – even weeds require God’s water in order to grow. To be concluded tomorrow!

Daily Assignments

Read 2 Chronicles 11-15. What are some tasks in your life that God has given you to do?

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