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Share the Gospel in Spite of Rejection

Rejection is an unfortunate relational outcome. When the people in 1Samuel 8:5, cried out for a monarchial style of leadership, Samuel was crushed. Not since Joshua had there been a judge of integrity and power like him. The people’s desire to go a different direction sent him spiraling into a pit of rejection. God crashed Samuel’s pity party letting him know in 1 Sam 8:7, "…they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me from being king over them.”

When people reject God’s appointed they are not rejecting a man/woman, they are rejecting God. Jesus confirmed this by saying in Luke 10:16 “…the one who rejects you rejects Me; and he who rejects Me rejects the One who sent Me."

The responsibility of ministering the Gospel should not be hindered by people’s response, or our response to people’s response. Rejection of truth by those who need it most is not a personal snub of the messenger. It’s a direct shunning of the Father’s love.  So, rise above your personal pain and keep preaching so others might live right and live well…

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A Plentiful Harvest

In agriculture, harvest time is a very short period. If it is gathered too soon, the lack of “readiness” in the crop can make it unusable or inedible. If gathered too late, spoilage can reduce or ruin the yield.

With respect to the ingathering of souls, Jesus said in Luke 10:2 "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” The occasion upon which He made this statement was the sending of seventy disciples on their first short-term missions trip. Proper contextualization of what they would experience and how best to deal with it was vital.

For them, the red carpet was not going to be drawn. Invitations would be few and welcomes might be fewer still. Yet, His comments regarding the reality of the harvest should not be reduced to a whisper among the shouts of overwhelming dissonance. The disciples needed to remember Christ’s words especially when few responded to the message. Might those same words need to be remembered by you today? Live right, live well…

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