Wednesday: 11th July, 2018
Reference text: Matthew 10:1-7
Matthew 10:5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:
The call of the twelve is mentioned in today’s Gospel text. However, preceding this list was the act of Jesus to ensure that these disciples received power to do that which they needed- to drive out unclean spirits and to heal ‘All manner’ of sicknesses and ailments. Therefore, one would have expected that this meant an all clear to go every where and anywhere with the good news they carried, but this was not so.
When King David, who had attained many victories in his lifetime, thought it wise to build a temple for God; his request was denied because that duty was not his to perform. Jesus was very emphatic in making sure that the disciples knew the boundaries within which they were meant to operate. That is a principle many are ignorant of or often ignore in both their spiritual walk or physical walk through life.
We seem to ignore the reality that regardless of one’s standing spiritually, socially or academically, there are some areas to which we have not being given the all clear to operate in. Let us however, not adopt the notion that this is red tape and a deliberate attempt to thwart our efforts at expanding our territories because that is clearly not it. There is no conspiracy at play to slow you down, only a principle meant to let us know that it isn’t possible for one to do everything.
Like the disciples found out today: No matter how anointed you are, some places still remain out of bounds to you. Therefore, beloved, as we are only tasked and able to do SOMETHINGS, th let us do those things well.
Remember # because it is impossible to do everything, God only requires SOMETHINGS that of us.