1 Peter 5:5c "And be clothed with humility..."
Day 133 – Mark 6
“And be clothed with humility…” 1 Peter 5:5c
THE CALLING OF THE TWELVE
Jesus had anticipated well in advance that He would one day require the assistance of others in His ministry. In preparation, He called Twelve men who became special disciples. Let us recall the following text.
“And He went up on the mountain and called to Him
those He Himself wanted. And they came to Him.
Then He appointed twelve, that they might be with Him
and that He might send them out to preach.”
THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE MINISTRY OF THE TWELVE
The Twelve were privileged indeed. The following may be highlighted:-
1. They were especially taught (“trained”- Cf. Mark 4:11, 34).
2. They had the privilege of being in the Presence of Jesus daily.
3. They had many special and personal experiences where they learned deep lessons of faith (Cf. Mark 4:36-40)
The time had now come to be sent out as the special emissaries of Jesus.
“And He called the twelve to Himself,
and began to send them out two by two,
and gave them power over unclean spirits.”
THE NEXT PHASE OF TRAINING
The Disciples were now expected to do things on their own. The would have to serve without the immediate Presence of Jesus.