Humility to Receive
Matthew 28; 1 Thessalonians 1-3
“…the women hurried away from the tomb…Suddenly Jesus met them…’Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.’…Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus told them to go. When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth…’ ”
Matthew 28:8-10, 16-18
Why did some of the eleven disciples doubt as they worshipped on a mountain in Galilee?
Could it be because this report of the resurrected Christ came from a woman who had formerly been delivered from many demons?
Did their doubts grow as they walked from Jerusalem to Galilee and then didn’t find Jesus waiting for them on the mountain?
They saw Jesus and worshipped him.
Did all of them see Jesus at the same time?
Jesus called them to the most ambitious mission strategy in the history of the world. Some still doubt this mission applies to them. Some still require ongoing proof that the resurrected Christ is calling them. It requires humility to respond to the gospel, and humility to continue receiving new revelation from God in our lives.
“Lord Jesus, I humble myself before you and choose to live by faith and not by sight. Thank you for your mission call and invitation to be a disciple and make disciples.”