DAY 188 OF 365 IN 2021


Matthew 10:1 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.

I was thinking of the football transfer window and the millions that will likely be changing hands between clubs for specific players. If there is one thing this market has taught over time, it is the fact that attached value is not always dependent on current returns, but on future prospects.

In today’s text, we read about the call, empowerment and sending out of the twelve disciples. I found it rather interesting because in the course of the day, one word that had been running through my mind was ‘potential’. The call of the twelve was most likely not based on their value at the time of the call because on that basis, their value really would not have merited much investment.

They surely were no where near the cream of the crop: among them were two sets of brothers who only knew fishing, a tax collector, a zealot, and a thief. Nothing that would raise many eyebrows, but they were “the called”. Very often, investments are made not on the basis of the current value, but on the potential for future returns.

Every investment in a person or a place should therefore look at more than current value. It should consider not just where a person is, but where they could be. That was a factor in Jesus’ choices. The twelve who seemed to be worth nothing became the foundation of the message He left behind and the life he had come to offer. Beloved, God sees the full potential, not just your current value.


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