Luke 10:16 – “The one who hears you hears me, and the one who rejects you rejects me and the one who rejects me rejects him who sent me.”
Jesus is giving instruction to the seventy-two disciples that he has sent out ahead of him. This is the last verse that he tells them before they are sent out. Jesus is telling them there will be cities and people who will the message of the Kingdom of God. When the message of the gospel is presented you are hearing Jesus. When the gospel is rejected you are rejecting Jesus and God who sent Jesus.
Woe be to the cities and the people who reject the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are called to share the gospel and let all know that the Kingdom of God is at hand! We are merely passing through and called as ambassadors of Christ to share the Good News of the gospel. Our job is to be obedient to the Great Commission and share the gospel in a winsome way in deed and word. Not all will believe, it is the power of the Holy Spirit that convicts someone to believe. If the message of the gospel is not received, our words are not not only being rejected but that of Jesus and God the Father.
Thank you for the truth in your Word and the instruction to lead us to live a life to proclaim your gospel. Let the Spirit guide me to love well to extend your glory knowing it is my responsibility to share your gospel.