I’ve heard it preached about alot. The Great Commission: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Matthew 28:16 It’s preached to us that these are our marching orders from Jesus. That THIS is what we’re supposed to be doing with our life. I don’t disagree with that.
But I was wondering? As I look back, it looks like Jesus is giving that command to His disciples. I’m wondering if Christians are trying to do the great commission, but they’re not really ‘disciples’ yet. It would be like someone trying to teach advanced math, but they’ve never been to school themselves. Or a person practicing medicine who never went to medical school. Remember, it took those guys Jesus called THREE years of being with Him 24/7 …. and they still really struggled. Jesus gave us the job description for being a disciple: He said we must be willing to give up our family, friends, even our own life. He said we must take up our cross DAILY and follow Him. DAILY. Not just on Sunday’s. I wonder, really, how many of us are REALLY disciples? We want to be, we profess to be….. but are we, really? Where do our devotions lie?
Just something to think about.