January 30, 2023

Matthew 10:16 NLT (New Living Translation)

Look, I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes and harmless as doves.

Pastor's Commentary

Yesterday, Pastor Scruggs challenged the members of New Piney Grove with his message. It was the second message of a series entitled “On Assignment.” Using the Book of Nehemiah, one of his main points was that Nehemiah understood his assignment in part 1. In part 2, the focus was “Positioned For A Purpose.”

He stated that each of us was placed in our current physical location to impact the local community. He mentioned that our assignment would not be easy, but with God’s help, we could fulfill our purpose.

In God’s Word today, Jesus gave His apostle an assignment. He sent them out, letting them know it would not be easy. As sheep, they were to stay humble even among wolves who desired to devour them. As we move forward, we have this same assignment. It may be daring, difficult, and dangerous, but it will be worth it for the kingdom.