He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth. It turns out that one can labour an entire age and think that all sorts of good is gathered, but it is all for nothing, if it was not gathered with the Lord. What does it mean to gather with the Lord? To labour and act according to faith in the Lord, according to His commandments, with the help of His grace, being inspired by His promises—to live so that the spirit of life is the spirit of Christ.
Reflect on this in terms of your Stewardship of Labor-how do you conduct yourself with your daily work? Are you faithful? Do you act as if God is watching you? Do you feel accountable for how you use your time? Are there opportunities to help those in need? All of our “work” whether it is how we make our living or as Stewards of our Church will be judged based on gathering or scattering!
It is clear that he who gathers not with the Lord will not gather truth and goodness, he will not gather what could be called a true possession, which is lasting and valuable. No matter what such a person gathers, it all has no use, all is labour in vain, a vain waste of energy and time.