Tag: Matthew 28:18-20. Proverbs 11:30
Scripture reading for February 9th: Matthew 28
Key Scriptures: Matthew 28:18-20 “Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Jesus gave simple and clear instructions to those who had trusted in Him. He declared that all authority had been given to Him, in heaven and on earth! Because of this authority and the Father’s heart of love behind it, His followers were sent into all the world to every people group in every land. Their mission was to make disciples, not just get converts! They were to baptize them and teach them obedience to Jesus’ commands. It wasn’t difficult or hard to understand or especially hard to do. It did require faith and an ongoing personal relationship with Jesus during the process. Jesus promised His presence with them at all times.
Observations for over-comers: Humble disciples of Jesus recognize His authority and heart to reach the lost of all nations and make disciples. Go! “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise.” (Proverbs 11:30)