Read Luke 10 – More than twelve. Jesus sends out 70 (some texts read 72) other disciples to go into the towns and share the good news.
The twelve apostles were very special, but that did not exclude all the other followers of Christ from kingdom work! People who go to church fall into one of two categories, family member or spectator. These 70 were family members. Jesus knew their hearts and knew they could be trusted to harvest the field. He sent them out in pairs…. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 says: “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow, but woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!” Beloved, don’t be a spectator. There is great work to be done within the family of God, His church, be a useful worker, be one Jesus would choose to harvest His field.
Verses :25-:27 remind us once again of the most important commandments: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. And love your neighbor as yourself.” And the man Jesus is speaking to asks, “Who is my neighbor?” Good question, right? And Jesus’s response is wonderful because it crosses all social barriers and lifts up the individual. The Samaritan man went to great personal lengths to care for the Jewish man. See what Jesus saw and be the one who shows mercy.
Finally, Mary sits at Jesus’s feet, taking in his every word, while Martha fusses over the details of dinner. Beloved, don’t get fussy over details, sit at Jesus’s feet today.🏳🙌🏳📖🏳👆🏳