…they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen— Romans 1:25
Harvestime is a wonderful time of year when we can give thanks for what we have, not only the “harvested” crops and autumn colours, but everything else the Lord has blessed us with according to His common grace (family, jobs, homes, etc). Yet, that is not quite what Harvest is actually about, it goes one step further…
Harvest is about giving praise to God who created all things and giving thanks to Him for what He has so graciously given us, even though as sinners we don’t deserve even the beauties and blessings of this tainted, fallen creation.
There is a danger at Harvest, and all the yearlong, to exchange this truth about God and focus instead on “stuff,” created things; to worship and to serve what God has made rather than the God who made them! In fact, this danger is nothing other than idolatry. We live in a world rife with this sin and would do well to heed to words of John to beware the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and the pride in possessions (1 John 2:15–17)—the things of the world that are passing away— and rather to love God.
And so this Harvestime, let us bless our Creator, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and thank Him for the blessings He has poured out and not get it the other way around.
The Lord’s Sweetest Blessings,