SHAKE THE DUST OFF
5 If people do not welcome you, leave their town and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.”
9:5 Shaking the dust of certain towns from their feet had deep cultural implications. Pious Jews would do this after passing through Gentile cities to show their separation from Gentile practices. If the disciples were to shake the dust of a Jewish town from their feet, it would show their separation from Jews who rejected their Messiah. This action also would show that the disciples were not responsible for how the people responded to their message. Neither are we responsible if we have carefully and truthfully presented Christ but our message is rejected. Like the disciples, we must move on to others whom God desires to reach. Tyndale. Life Application Study Bible NIV.
ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and when someone doesn’t want to hear about Christ, move on and look for others who do want Christ. Because God is the one that reaps the harvest we are to sow the seed.
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