Sent ahead

“After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go.”  Luke 10:1.

I never read this verse all the way through until today.

I always got the “sent out” part and how those sent out were to act.

Today I noticed in the first verse that the appointed 72 were sent ahead to places He would be going to.

They were part of the preliminary group.  The Main Event would follow.

I try to apply what I read.  What’s here for me?

I must be prepared and willing to serve God.

I am certainly “sent” to represent Him where I am.  That would be true of every believer.  One commentator said that “there’s no unemployment in Christianity.”  We all have something to do for Him.

Jesus is going to return to earth.  He has put me here to prepare my part of the earth for His return.

How do I do that?  I must be in union with Him.  I must be mindful of Him.  I must be willing to “prepare the way” for His return by spreading the Good News in any way I can.

I must not over-estimate/under-estimate the results.  He will be with me.

Am I willing/able to be “sent?”

“Conclusion: I am on earth ahead of His return.  Am I acting like a “sent out” one?

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