BENT TO THE GROUND
A city boy visited his cousin who lived on a farm in the country for the first time. The city boy had never seen wheat growing in a field. It was an impressive sight for him, the wheat golden brown and ready for harvesting. He noticed that some of the wheat stood tall in the field, whereas some of it was bent low, touching the ground. The city boy said to his cousin, “I bet the ones standing tall are the best ones, aren’t they?” His cousin smiled knowingly and reached over and plucked the head of one of the tall-standing wheat stalks and one that was bent to the ground. He rubbed each of them and the city boy saw that the tall one was almost empty of seeds. But the one bent to the ground was full of the promise of a rich harvest.
Christians are like this wheat ready for harvest. Those who stand tall in pride and arrogance have little to offer for the cause of Christ. But Christians who are bent over in humility are full of good needs and promise. There are too many Christian who throw their shoulder out of socket patting themselves on the back. Many are looking for the “high profile” job – wanting to be noticed. But, the truly faithful servant will serve even when no one is looking. The humble servant will not want to draw attention to himself but unto the Lord.
Jesus said, “Even so ye also, when ye shall have done all the things that are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants; we have done that which it was our duty to do” (Lk. 17:10), and “Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Mt. 5:3). “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time” (1 Pt. 5:6).
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