Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Harvest is Great

Solomon determined to build the temple to the Lord which his father David had not been permitted to do.  We are told that Solomon set 150,000 men to hew stone and carry burdens and over them he established 3,600 supervisors.  That is a ratio approximately one boss for each 42 workers.  Seems about right, and Solomon is said to have been the wisest man in the world.

What's my point?  It seems a superfluity of supervisory employees to have an operation where there is a boss for every six or seven workers, and yet. . .

Ever hear the expression "Too many chiefs and not enough Indians."?  Yeah, politically incorrect, but apt.

Reading from II Chronicles, chapter 2.

"The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few."

Yes, few enough laborers, for everyone wants to be a supervisor.  So what is the prayer to be?  That the Lord send labourers into his harvest.  Doesn't say anything about sending supervisors into the harvest.

Reading from Matthew, chapter 9


Shelly said...

We would all be best served by learning this wise lesson from Solomon.

vanilla said...

Shelly, yes; too many cooks in the kitchen, etc. Many hands do indeed make light work, if the hands are working!