September 17, 2013
Scripture and Commentary, Tuesday after Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity
Morning – Psalm 118, 1 Kings 8:12-21, 1 Thes. 2:1-13
Evening – Psalm 11, 113, Mt. 9:36-10:15
Commentary, Matthew 9:36-10:15
The Apostle Matthew, like the other Gospel writers, was more concerned about theological order than chronological order. So we are not quite sure when Christ sent out the Apostles ( still only disciples at this point). Mt/ 9:35 tells us Jesus went into the cities and villages preaching the Gospel, and it seems that He would not send out the disciples until He had first taken them with Him on the kind of mission on which He is sending them. So, after Christ completed His first trip through
Galilee, He sends out the disciples.
They are to be entirely dependent upon God. No money or food is allowed to go with them. They must take what is offered and provided for them in the places they visit. .