Wednesday, February 27 2008
Have you ever wondered why Jesus told the disciples the following?
Matthew 10:14And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.
The details of God's Word is so enlightening and powerful. We spoke of this in a Bible study held last night that is sponsored by Cornerstone Chapel at the Colonial Beach Rescue Squad. The idea of shaking off the dust on your feet was a sign and according to Easton's Bible Dictionary it revealed the following...
To shake off the dust from one's feet against another is to renounce all future intercourse with him
Fausset's Bible Dictionary explains it like...as in Mark 6:11
To shake off dust from one's feet against a city or person implied a solemn refusal to take anything away, even the very dust of their ground, but to leave it to witness against them;shaking off all connection with them, and all responsibility for their guilt and consequent punishment for rejecting the gospel.
Mark 6:11And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.
It is essential for each of us to minister the truth of the Word. There will be those that reject it to their demise, but our responsibility to them is ended. It may seem harsh, but we read of it in the New Testament church...
Acts 13:50But the Jews stirred up the devout and honourable women, and the chief men of the city, and raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them out of their coasts.
Acts 13:51But they shook off the dust of their feet against them, and came unto Iconium.