Day 4: The Great Commission
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.Matthew 28:19-20 (KJV)
Reflection: Christ’s final instructions to us weren’t suggestions but commands. We are commissioned to spread the gospel, teaching and baptizing in the name of the Triune God. The beauty of this command is its inclusivity—it’s a global commission, meant for all nations and people.
Illustration: Consider a lifeguard tasked with keeping the beach safe. His responsibility isn’t limited to people in one area but extends to everyone on that beach.
Prayer: Lord, empower us to take Your gospel to all nations, respecting neither borders nor boundaries. Fill us with the courage to obey Your Great Commission. Amen.