The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.
Friends, this proverb reflects the sense of helplessness in the early fall. The harvest was meager and the oppression persisted. Jeremiah was hurt – this translates a Hebrew word derived from the verb meaning “to break,” “to shatter”; in other words, the prophet’s spirit was broken over the fate of his people.
Are you broken over the fate of our people, family members, spouse, and others that are not saved?
1. Is there something in your life right now that you know God is calling you to do?
2. Is God calling you to witness to someone?
3. Is God calling you to stop sinning in a certain area of your life?
4. Are you being obedient?
5. DO YOU FIND YOURSELF THINKING, I’LL DO IT LATER?
The nation of Judah was guilty of telling God “we will do it later.” Instead of repenting of idol worship and turning to God, they delayed. As a result of their delayed obedience, they were facing a time of judgment. ARE WE GOD’S PEOPLE, FACING A TIME OF JUDGMENT? YES/NO.
Jeremiah 8:20 is a proverb that speaks of the tragedy of wasting an opportunity. Judah had an opportunity and they missed it. They kept telling God that they would turn to Him later but never did. They learned that a time comes when it is too late to act.
Must you and I learn that a time comes when it is too late to act, to be a witness and miss our opportunity to be obedient to what God has called us to do. DON’T DELAY. ACT NOW
For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard.
Folks, if you know God is calling you to do something, choose to do so now. Don’t wait until “the harvest is past,” and the summer is ended.”