‘Then he said to the disciples, “Anyone who accepts your message is also accepting me. And anyone who rejects you is rejecting me. And anyone who rejects me is rejecting God, who sent me.”’ (Luke 10:16 NLT).


Jesus sent out 72 disciples two by two to preach the gospel in every town and place he was about to go. He prepared them to understand that some people would accept their message and some would reject it. The main thing was to know that ultimately they were accepting or rejecting Christ. Even more significantly, anyone who rejected Christ, would be rejecting God. For accepting Christ Jesus is the only way to be accepted by God.
For those who love the acceptance and approval of man, sharing the gospel is feared. For if the hearer rejects the message, they might reject the messenger too. Yet, for those who love the acceptance and approval of God, sharing the gospel is foremost.
In the end, the most important question is: “How have we responded to Jesus?”
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, we confess that we are often silent before others concerning the gospel. We may be in too much a hurry, or too concerned about what others may think, when we should always be ready to share your gospel. Forgive us and renew our strength to tell others about Jesus. We love you. In Jesus’ name, amen.