Fearful Farmer

A farmer arrived at harvest time complaining to his neighbors that all of his fields were barren, empty land growing nothing but weeds. When they asked what seed he had planted he replied, “Oh, the seed is still in my barn. I had heard there might be drought or else floods this year. I got to thinking about all the insects and other pestilences that might come. I feared the risk of crop failure was too great. So I decided to play it safe.”

That foolish farmer showed the same approach as a man in a one of Jesus’ parables who was given a sum of money to invest but instead he fearfully buried it for safekeeping. In both cases, the fear of risk taking resulted in certain failure.

God has given you a resource today called time. You can play it safe and stay with your routines or you can get out of your comfort zone by sharing the Gospel with someone and redeeming the time.

Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.

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