Reasons to Praise: Day 7 – Go

“Go.”

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.

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