Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.
Jesus gives His final instructions to His disciples at the end of the book of Matthew. He is about to ascend into Heaven and He is leaving them with a final command. He tells them to go into the whole world and preach the good news about Him. Then, baptize those who believe in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. After this, they are to teach them the things that Jesus has commanded them to do. He then ends by assuring them that He will be with them until the end of the age. As we seek to live a life of worship, our worship must extend upward to God, but it must also draw others to God. God desires our worship, in part so that His name will be made known among the world. Jesus is telling His disciples here that they are to take the message of the gospel to the ends of the earth. They are not to keep it in. Jesus died for the world and He wants us to tell the world about it. As these disciples worship Jesus because of who He is and what He has done, He is asking them to worship Him by going and telling the world what He has done. Jesus wants people to be worshipers of God. When a person accepts Christ into their life, they can become a worshiper. Jesus did not just die for His closest followers. He died for the world.
It is our responsibility to spread the word. Jesus tells us to go and teach others about what He has done. We are to go and tell them and when they accept Jesus’ death in their own lives, they should be baptized as a public symbol of their faith in Jesus. Then they are to be taught the truths of God’s Word. Jesus tells us that He will be with us always, even until the end of this age. We don’t have to worry that we might go out and try to tell someone about Jesus and have to do it in our own strength. Jesus has promised to be with us. It is a simple of act of worship to respond to what Jesus has done for us by telling others about it. We are simply telling someone what Jesus has done for them. We worship God when we are obedient to Jesus in telling others about Him. We should live lives that let people know how God has changed our life. We should spend our energies with His plan in mind. We should make His priority, our priority. It is God’s priority that every person worships Him. It is God’s priority that He be glorified and praised in the life of every person. We can help that to be accomplished when we tell others about Jesus. He died for us, we must tell others.
- Do you tell others about what Jesus has done in your life?
- Do you worship Jesus by sharing about Him to other people?
Today, look for opportunities to tell others about Jesus. Pray that God will give you the words to say at the right time, so that someone else may become a worshiper of God as well.