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Your God-Given Mandate

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Sing to the LORD, all the earth; Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples. For the LORD [is] great and greatly to be praised; He [is] also to be feared above all gods. 1 Chronicles 16:23-25

Every news journalist worth his salt knows the basic questions he has to ask and answer: Who? What? When? Where? Why? And How? In the verses above, repeated in Psalm 96:2-4, you can learn the answer to each question about your God-given mandate.

Who? Everyone, sing to God!​

What? Proclaim good tidings of His salvation.​

When? Every day!​

Where? Among all nations, peoples, and tongues.​
Why? For the Lord is great and greatly to be praised!​

The only question left unanswered is, How? Thankfully, Jesus supplied that answer to His disciples before ascending to heaven six weeks after His resurrection.

With Jesus' all-encompassing authority and constant presence (Matthew 28:18-20).​

Preaching the good news that Jesus died for every man and his sins, rose again from the dead, and now calls you to repent and receive forgiveness (Mark 16:15).​

Making disciples by baptizing people and teaching them all Jesus taught (Luke 24:46-49).​

With the Holy Spirit's filling, power, and joy (Acts 1:8).​

Prayer: Lord, Your mandate is clear. I will obey!​