I will be sharing at least one day a week from my Luke study. If you are not familiar with the GMG Bible study method, they use the SOAP method.
S: Scripture / O: Observation / A: Application / P:Prayer
He told them, "Take nothing for the journey--no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra shirt. Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town. If people do not welcome you, leave their town and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them." Luke 9:3-5
- We should not worry about the things we need-Jesus is our source, our provision and meets our every NEED.
- He gives us instructions on what He wants us to do and all we have to do is listen and obey.
- "Shaking the dust off" would show that the disciples were not responsible for how the people responded to their message. Neither am I responsible if I have carefully and truthfully presented Christ, but our message is rejected. Like the disciples, we must move on to others whom God desires to reach. (Life Application Bible)
I do not need to worry about the how and way because Jesus guides me step by step and He has the way figure out. All I need to do is faithfully obey. He has made the provision and will give all that is needed to complete the task. It doesn't matter who rejects, I am to be faithful to the call and not let that stop me.
Lord, I pray that I would be faithful to Your call no matter how hard it may seem. Let me always bring glory to Your Name. Amen.