RE Verse reading–Matthew 9:35-10:31 (day two) “And Jesus summoned His twelve disciples. . .(and) sent them out after instructing them” (vs 1, 5) Matthew 10:5-15 is a specific plan for a specific moment in time. It is not a paragraph of timeless missionary principles. At this moment, the disciples were to avoid contact with Gentiles. This would later be changed in the Great Commission (“go to all the world”) At this moment, the disciples were to “take no bag. . .or extra tunic or sandals” (vs 10) It was a short-term mission project and the Lord did not want time wasted on unnecessary preparation. It is a mistake to conclude that all missionaries of all times are bound by the same rule. The timeless truth of this passage (the one bearing on all disciples for all time) is in verse 38. When we pray, the Lord will reveal a specific plan for harvest effectiveness. He is the “Chief Harvester”. He knows what will work! Now, about prayer. . .