Saturday, October 2, 2010

Matthew 10:17-31

“17 ‘Be on your guard against men; they will hand you over to the local councils and flog you in their synagogues. 18 On my account you will be brought before governors and kings as witnesses to them and to the Gentiles. 19 But when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say, 20 for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.

21 ‘Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death. 22 All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. 23 When you are persecuted in one place, flee to another. I tell you the truth, you will not finish going through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes.

24 ‘A student is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. 25 It is enough for the student to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If the head of the house has been called Beelzebub, how much more the members of his household!

26 ‘So do not be afraid of them. There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. 27 What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs. 28 Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. 30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”


In Matthew 10, it told us who the 12 apostles are, and what are the orders given to them by Jesus.

Sometimes, I jealous them for having the chance to hang out with Jesus, touch Him, and talk to Him face to face...

However, I admire them for their strong faith, even though they knew what's gonna be ahead of them, and how they might suffer, they went out there to do what they have to do. I think, if I was born in their time, and very luckily being selected as one of the apostles, I might just go home and hide as soon as the orders are given.

We the children of God are very lucky to be born in this era. We travel by modern transportations, and stay in air-conditioned hotels, but have I done half of what the apostles did? Surely not! I wish there's more I could do for God, and when I do, I'll be sure to do it with Love, and as a response to His love.

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