“And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them.” Luke 9:5 Seldom, if ever, will you hear such a question broached from the pulpit, but is there ever a time to move on in our efforts to reach the lost for Christ? That’s a difficult question which Jesus addressed when He sent out His apostles. When Jesus sent out the twelve to preach the Gospel of the kingdom, He also told them that they should shake off the dust from their feet as a testimony against any city which would not receive them or hear their words. Jesus did the same when He later sent out the seventy (Luke 10:1-16 ). He also told them: “He that heareth you heareth Me; and he that despiseth you despiseth Me; and he that despiseth Me despiseth Him that sent Me” (v. 16). The Apostle Paul did this when he and his message were opposed (Acts 13:51; cf. 18:6). Why did they shake off the dust from their feet? It was a testimony of God’s coming judgment upon that place for
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News, Pages 2 on 08/21/2013
Print Headline: Is it time to shake the dust from our feet?