Asking for help

RE Verse reading–Matthew  9:35-10:31 (day six)  “Whatever town or village you enter, search for some worthy person there and stay at his house until you leave” (vs 11)  Even with persecution coming, Jesus knew one thing.  Not everyone would be angry. Some would be willing to help.  Some (in every town. . . almost) would offer hospitality.  A worthy person (axios–“weighty, respectable”) would recognize the integrity of the message and give assistance.  The disciples were told to ask for it.  Sometimes, we make ministry too one-sided.  We are strong.  “They” are weak.  We have answers. “They” have only confusion.  Not only is this prideful perception false, it divides us from the kind of friendships upon which the kingdom is built.  Like Jesus on the cross, we are to say ” I thirst” in the face of a heartless world.  This vulnerability will raise ridicule from some. It will identify others who are willing to help.  Is it possible to be too self-sufficient?

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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