Daily Lesson for Saturday 30th of September 2023
Read for This Week’s Study
Genesis 3:9-15; Genesis 28:15; Exodus 29:43,45; Matthew 1:18-23; John 1:14-18; John 3:16; John 14:1-3.
“Then the Lord God called Adam and said to him, ‘Where are you?’ ” (Genesis 3:9, NKJV).
Mission finds its origin and purpose only in God. This mission did not begin with Abram’s call (Genesis 12:1-4) or with the Exodus (Exodus 12:31-42). It did not begin even with Jesus Christ on the earth (Matthew 1:18-25) or with Paul’s missionary journeys (Acts 13:4-52; Acts 14:1-26). This mission began with God Himself, when He brought the universe into existence and later created humanity (Genesis 1:26-27).
In the Scriptures, we see a God who intentionally reaches out and desires to be with His children. From the beginning, He establishes a relationship with Adam and Eve. Even after sin enters, He continues His mission, but now it is to reestablish His relationship with humanity. In the end, God’s mission will be accomplished (Revelation 21:1-27; Revelation 22:1-21), which is why we should be motivated in the work of proclaiming the eternal gospel to the world (Revelation 14:6-7).
The foundation of any mission endeavor, therefore, must be centered on a relationship with the Creator and with the proper understanding of His missionary nature and character. But before we understand the mission of God, it is essential to better understand the God of mission.
*Study this week’s lesson to prepare for Sabbath, October 7.