Day 112: God out with His Authority - His Compassion - His Presence I Samuel 27, Psalm 141, I Chronicles 9 and Matthew 10
God out with His Authority - His Compassion - His Presence
I Samuel 27, Psalm 141, I Chronicles 9 and Matthew 10
Jesus is sending them out two by two, with his credentials. They’re going out as his disciples, with his authority and His message. They’re also going out with his compassion.
Jesus wants us to go out with his credentials and his compassion. That’s what Jesus wants from us as his disciples. When we do that we begin to experience his kingdom. His kingdom life becomes alive to us. We begin to see him in a clearer light and experience his compassion in our own life in a new way.
But we shouldn’t be surprised when people misunderstand, or take offense when we experience persecution. That’s what Jesus experienced. That’s what he did and that’s what came his way. He tells us quite plainly, that’s going to be the same for us too. Are you rejected, by family, or your religious community, or the authorities, becasue you serve him, and offer his message? Well, it shouldn’t be a suprise, jesus says. That’s what happened to him.
Jesus still sends us out into this world just like he did with these 12. He sends us with his credentials, his compassion and the presence of Christ himself - Christ in you
He’s sending you out as his apprentice and he wants you to see this broken world the way he sees it. He wants you to have a heart for broken people the way He does - for people like you and me.
Go out. Let’s do what he’s told us to do, responding to his command to go into all the world - taking his credentials , with his compassion, making him known. We do this in the power of Christ as Christ abides in and through us. Let’s see what he will do!