“For in this case the saying is true, ‘One sows and another reaps’” (John 4:37).

While the previously cited proverb (v.35) was not true in matters of faith and eternal life, this one is. As a follower of Christ, you have a strategic role in a long lineage of sowing and reaping for the gospel and the kingdom of God. You and I have come to know the love of God, and experienced his grace, because of a cumulative witness of faith—from Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to the Judges, the kings, to the prophets, Jesus, the apostles, the early church fathers, the reformers, all of your believing ancestors, friends, teachers—great or small, each one has had a providential part in you coming to faith…just as you have a providential part, great or small, in the eternal destiny of all who know you.

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