1 Peter 5:6 "Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time."
Day 135 – Mark 6
“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.” 1 Peter 5:6
Ministry is never “straightforward”. It is never just about preaching and teaching God’s word. There are always many other “elements” that must be taken into consideration.
“Also He said to them,
‘In whatever place you enter a house,
stay there till you depart from that place.'”
In order to understand this text better, we need to make reference to what Matthew wrote in his Gospel.
“Now whatever city or town you enter, inquire who
in it is worthy, and stay there till you go out.”
1. The matter of housing
Many homes would love to have Jesus stay with them. But what about the Disciples? Would they be able to find as many open homes? The Twelve would have to exercise their faith and more.
2. Inquire who is worthy
When we read Matthew’s text, the Marcan word becomes more easily understandable.
a) Making inquiries
That would be a good and wise thing to do. In any village, people who are godly and righteous would be well known to all.
b) Making contact with “the worthy”
The Disciples would do well to make contact with those who are righteous. If the disciples were to find a truly righteous home, they would be sure that they would also find support for their local ministry. The host would lend whatever support he has at his disposal. A roof over their heads would be welcome assistance.
c) Being good guests