This is Part 26 of the A Luke 10 Moment series.
2 things in this story are important to notice. First, the mission began with the disciple’s relationship with Jesus. Secondly, the mission ended with the disciples going back to Jesus, and they further developed their relationship with Him.
Their relationship with Jesus is more important than what happened in-between these two encounters. Allowing Jesus to use you is one thing, knowing the Jesus that used you is the most important thing.
There are going to be groups of people that come to Jesus claiming many signs and wonders done in His name. However, they are going to be without eternal safety, because they didn’t know the God whose name they were using.
Knowing Jesus must be our priority. Being with Jesus is more important than doing for Jesus. Never love the blessing more than you love the Blesser. Don’t get so intoxicated with being sent, that you forget to return to the Sender.
Let Jesus always be the bookends on the story that is being written in your life.