Before I actually start the 5 minute writing segment I have to say I had what I thought was the entire piece written and ready to post yesterday. For some reason I thought the word was ‘fill’ and even though I knew it was almost the same as ‘filled’ from the week before I thought OK here goes. I even wrote a poem for the 5 minutes. But guess what? That was not the word (But, of course, you already know that.) I really apologize to those who clicked on the post, before I took it down. It took you into la-la land, I’ve been told. Alright. Enough. Here’s the real post…
Any time I hear the word tell my mind goes to an Adult Sunday School lesson I did on the commands of the New Testament. We all know there are are 10 Commandments in the Old but I wanted to discover what the New said. So here it is…When asked what the greatest Commandment is Jesus clearly gave two, love God and love others. But I just knew there had to be more…
In Matthew 28:16-20 we find the Great Commission. In it, while telling the disciples how to teach new disciples He clearly says, “Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you…” Along with the commands to love God and love others there are two more in this passage. Go and tell.
Now I have to finish because there’s a bit more that needs to be said past the five minutes.
Mark 16:15-18 gives the same command. Go into all the world. Tell them the Story. And, so, the 4 Commandments of the New Testament are; 1-Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. (Matthew 22:37) 2-Love your neighbor as yourself. (Matthew 22:39) 3-Go and make disciple of all nations. (Matthew 28:19) 4-Tell the Good News to everyone. (Mark 16:15)
Ah, Lord, God, You have given such a simple set of commands. Father, help me to love You, love others, go and tell. Stop me from procrastinating on this issue. Give me strength and courage to do what only You can do through me. Make it so in Jesus Precious Name.