What Jesus Did! 'Learn to Depend Upon God' — Luke 10:3-7

Sunday, June 28, 2015

"You can go now. But listen! I am sending you, and you will be like sheep among wolves. Don't carry any money, a bag, or shoes. Don't stop to talk with people on the road. Before you go into a house, say, 'Peace be with this home.' If a peaceful person lives there, your blessing of peace will stay with him. If the person is not peaceful, then your blessing of peace will come back to you. Stay in the peaceful house. Eat and drink what the people there give you. A worker should be given his pay. Don't leave that house to stay in another house."
— Luke 10:3-7 NLT
Illustration of Luke 10:3-7 NLT — "You can go now."

Key Thought

These specific commands about going out to reach the people of Israel are interesting, but they are more than just a novelty from a time and place and purpose that was long ago and far away. These commands are the great reminder that our outreach efforts begin in a dependence upon God to do what he has promised. We must trust him and not our own cunning and ingenuity. In fact, we must go a step further: we should seek the help of other people. Things won't get done without the grace of God and the partnership of people who feel a call to his word and work.

Today's Prayer

Father, I know you are trying to help me realize that I can't live this Christian life alone. I need your power and good health to be what you want me to be. I need your people to fulfill your plans in me. Please give me patience to trust in your timing. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Luke 24:44-49
  • Acts 1:6-8
  • Acts 28:28-30


About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.