Tuesday, 23rd August 2022: Pay attention to instructions.

Scripture Reading: Matthew 10:5
These twelve Jesus sent forth and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:

Reflections: Jesus sends his disciples off on a mission to preach to people. The sending-off ceremony came with specific instructions to guide them. This meant that the success of their mission was dependent on their adherence to the instructions given. This unveils an essential principle in life. If you want to be successful in any assigned task, don’t deviate from its accompanying instructions. We understand from the Eden story ( Genesis 2:15-17) that life cannot be separated from compliance with instructions. Like the disciples, remember that the success of any mission you are assigned to will be primarily determined by how well you heed to given instructions. Don’t treat the subject matter of instructions lightly.

Prayer: Oh Lord, help me pay attention to my instructions.

Confession: I pay attention to instructions I am given in life.