“No,” came the reply. “I wear it to remind myself that I ought to be out selling and ‘here less.’”
Would it be a good idea if we, as Christians, would wear hats when we watch TV, read newspapers, visit with friends, work in the yard or go shopping? Could wearing a hat remind us that there is a world waiting to hear the message of the Gospel? Might it remind us not to get too comfortable? Would it keep us from “forgetting” the Great Commission?
We place great value on the “last will and testament” of individuals. It gives exact directions for what is to be done with whatever they leave at the end of their life. Jesus did this in the Great Commission.
He said, “Go and make disciples.” They were not to be satisfied because they had a relationship with Him. Nor were they to be complacent with the teachings He left in their hands and hearts.
The command “to go” did not end with the disciples. His voice still echoes across the centuries to those of us today who are His disciples. We are to “go and make disciples” wherever we are, whenever we can.
Prayer: We often fail, Lord, in doing what You have commanded us to do. Forgive us for failing to honor You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Matthew 28:18-20 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,