Receiving Peace – Good News for July 9

9 07 2009

Matthew 10:7-15

Jesus said to his Apostles, “As you go, make this proclamation: ‘The Kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, drive out demons. Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give. Do not take gold or silver or copper for your belts; no sack for the journey, or a second tunic, or sandals, or walking stick. The laborer deserves his keep.

Whatever town or village you enter, look for a worthy person in it, and stay there until you leave. As you enter a house, wish it peace. If the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it; if not, let your peace return to you. Whoever will not receive you or listen to your words go outside that house or town and shake the dust from your feet.

Amen, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town.”

The Daily Path: There are many of Our Lord’s disciples actively dispensing His peace in our midst. Several have touched my “house” in recent days. Each have come in answer to prayer. Truly, we do not walk alone.

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10 07 2009
Jim Thornber

I’m teaching on the Lord’s Prayer in a few weeks, and it struck me there is not a single first-person pronoun in the whole prayer. You never see and “I”. Everything is “us” and “our.” We do not walk alone. Tertullian said one Christian is no Christian. Jesus’ first act after His baptism and temptation was to select His disciples. it is true: we do not walk alone.

Blessings,

Jim

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