Matthew 9:36. But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion
on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep
having no shepherd.
The sight that Christ saw with his eye, deeply affected his heart: “He
was moved with compassion on them.” The expression is a very strong one
indicating that his whole being was stirred with an emotion which put
every faculty into forceful movement.
Matthew 9:37-38. Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is
plenteous, but the labourers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the
harvest, that he well send forth labourers into his harvest.
Pretenders were many, but real “labourers” were few. God only can
thrust out or “send forth labourers.” Man-made ministers are useless,
yet they abound all around us; but where are the instructive
soul-winning ministries? Let us plead with the Lord of the harvest to
care for his own harvest, and to thrust out his own harvestmen.
This exposition consisted of readings from Psalms 80; and Matthew 9:36-38; Matthew , 10.