Examples of this command are found across various books in the Bible
In the context of various life stories
The Good Samaritan who cared for a victim
Used in a parable to redefine who is our neighbor
Philip sent to a specific location where he encountered an Ethiopian eunuch in search of Truth
Ananias sent to the house of Judas on Straight Street, to Saul, who would be renamed Paul
The former persecuter who would become the greatest apostle
The Centurion who recognized Jesus’ authority when others were questioning it
He believed the word and found his servant healed
The blind man, who subjected himself to the saliva of Jesus mixed with mud
Sent to wash in the pool of Siloam
The leper, sent to show himself to the priest and offer the gift Moses commanded
The woman who touched the hem of His garment and was healed after 12 years of bleeding
She was told to go in peace.
They all must have obeyed the first time they were given the command
But there was one who, although reluctant to show mercy to his enemies
Was himself the recipient of God’s mercy in that he received the command, “Go”
Not once but twice.
Father, I thank You for your mercy. Thank You that You offer us so many opportunities to obey, to get it right, when one command is all it should take. Thank You.
This post is number 7 in the series, “Reasons to Praise.” Joining Kate Motaung for 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes.