“Go! I am sending you.” Luke 10:3
Jesus sent His disciples out on a mission saying, “Carry no moneybag, no knapsack, no sandals, and greet no one on the road.” Luke 10:4
Observe three things He emphasized:
- “Carry no moneybag” – no hoarding! God will bless the man or woman who says, “Every penny you give me above my needs, Lord, I’ll use to fulfill your purposes.”
Imagine standing at the judgment seat of Christ with your riches uninvested, your assignment unfulfilled, and your sphere of influence unreached for Christ. What could you possibly say?
- “No knapsack ” – no excess baggage! God’s Word says,
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,” Hebrews 12:1
Whatever can get your attention can influence you, and whatever can keep your attention can master you. Satan dreads the completion of your assignment, so you must fight to keep your focus.
- “Greet no one on the road” – don’t waste time! Question any relationship that doesn’t contribute to your destiny. Paul was single-minded on this issue: “If anyone does not obey what we say in this letter, take note of that person, and have nothing to do with him, that he may be ashamed.” 2 Thessalonians 3:14
The hour is too late and the need too great. In the old days, in certain agricultural states in America they closed the schools for a few weeks and everyone was sent into the fields to gather the harvest. Why? Because to wait is to be too late!