Jesus Sends Out His Disciples

New Sick Leave Policy at a large company 1. SICKNESS: No excuse. We will no longer accept your doctor’s statement as proof, as we believe that if you are able to go to the doctor, you are able to come to work. 2. LEAVE OF ABSENCE (for an operation): We are no longer allowi … More

Laborers

 

From this passage we see that we are ambassadors sent to represent Christ in this world. It is important to note that God did not promise to duplicate in our age the special ministry and power He gave His apostles and to the Seventy (Matt 9:1). Our Lord’s commission to us emphasizes proclaiming the message (Matt. 28:19-20; Lk. 24:46-49).

The Seventy were sent two by two for a limited time to represent the Lord to the people of Israel and sent before Him to prepare for His coming (v. 1). There were few workers to help reap a great harvest and the work was dangerous, but as long as they relied on the Lord they would win the battle (v. 2). They trusted God to provide homes and food from their Jewish brethren as they were not to be loaded down with things (vv. 3-4). They were to proclaim the message of God’s love (vv. 5-16).Jesus gave two rules for the disciples to follow as they traveled. They were to accept hospitality without being picky and they were to heal the sick (vv. 8-9.

It is true that there are multitudes, not only in the United States but in all the regions beyond, who need Christ and who are waiting for the messengers of the Lord to go to them with the Good News of the gospel.

Application

 

The fields are ripe for God’s harvest. I am to  pray for laborers, give to those who are laborers, and go to those who need to hear (v. 2). Am I doing all that I can to get the message out to this needy world? (Mk. 16:15).

Luke 10:1-16 (English Standard Version)


Warning: MagpieRSS: Failed to parse RSS file. (EntityRef: expecting ';' at line 49, column 103) in /var/www/html/familytimes/includes/magpie6-1/rss_fetch.inc on line 230

Warning: array_slice() expects parameter 1 to be array, null given in /var/www/html/familytimes/includes/rss/esvLookup.php on line 15

View this passage in NIV (Bible Gateway) »