My name is Justin Romine and I am with the new Unnamed Home
- Read Matthew 28.
I have always found verse 17 to be somewhat peculiar, but also
interesting. The Great Commission (vs. 18-20), is one of the most
popular passages throughout the entire Bible, and it is prefaced with,
“they worshiped him; but some doubted.” At first, I was astonished
that the eleven disciples on that mountain had witnessed so much of
Jesus’ life (i.e. miracles, healings, teachings, crucifixion, and now His
resurrection), yet some still doubted. Even so, Jesus still commissioned
all of them to “Go and make disciples.”
Today, I can relate, as I too have “tasted and seen” the goodness of the
Lord, yet I often wrestle with doubt. Too often I live according to my
flesh and not by faith. Nonetheless, the Great Commission still applies
to my life, as a disciple of Christ. Even in days (or seasons) of doubt, I am
called to “make disciples of all nations” trusting that Jesus himself will
be with me always, “to the very end of the age” (vs. 20).
- Reflection: Do you wrestle with doubt? If so, what does that look like? Does your doubt revolve more around God’s character or capabilities, or your own character or capabilities?
- Application: Does doubt prevent you from Jesus’ call to “Go and make disciples”? What does it mean or look like to “make disciples”?