like lambs



Luke 10:3-7

Luk 10:3 Go! Notice I am sending you out like lambs surrounded by wolves.
Luk 10:4 Do not carry a money bag, luggage, or extra sandals, and announce yourselves to no one on the road.
Luk 10:5 Whenever you enter a house, first say, ‘May peace be on this house!’
Luk 10:6 And if a peace-loving person is there, your peace will stay on him, but if not, it will return to you.
Luk 10:7 Stay in that same house, eating and drinking what they give you, because the worker deserves his pay. Do not move around from house to house.

like lambs

A baby lamb is almost comical in its appearance. The thought of one of these little creatures fending for itself is inconceivable. The lamb was the perfect simile for Jesus to use to talk about his workers. He sent them out, but he did not give them up. He would provide for them. He would make sure that there would be peace-loving people who would appreciate their message, and welcome them into their homes.

Jesus’ instruction was that he was sending them out like lambs surrounded by wolves. He warned them not to act like wolves, feeding on everyone possible, and taking advantage of people’s guilt to trap them into giving them money. No, they were to take from only those who had a volitional desire to give. We need more lambs in Christ’s service.

LORD, help us to trust you to provide for your ministry through us.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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