With our hand to the plow

When Jesus taught the lesson of the man with a plow, certainly it would have presented an image that his listeners could relate to. The plow was a vital implement in New Testament times. The economy depended to a large extent on agriculture, and the tools employed were precious to their owners. Probably none was more essential to a farmer than the implement used in preparing the soil for planting.

So Christ Jesus' words with their familiar imagery carried an immediate impact. He taught: "No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God."Luke 9:62.

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BIBLE NOTES Pullout Section
March 28, 1983
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