I’ve been a mother for 13 years. In those years, I’ve gotten a little lost. I sometimes think I’m wasting my time at home and I should be doing “bigger and better” things. To help attack those lies, today I’m answering What is the highest calling in The Bible?
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Join me as I go inside one of the Bible study workbooks I’ve created and show you exactly the process I go through to dig deeper into scripture.
These workbooks were created so that you do one day every day of the week or sometimes five to six days in a seven-day week. But instead, we’re going to take it slow and we’re going to do one day per week for the next couple of weeks.
Following a daily, or weekly bible study workbook is a really good way to dig into God’s word.
Bible study can be as simple as taking a few minutes every day and answering some questions.
So the workbook that we’re going to be going through is this one is called. Jesus is Immanuel, God with us. It is free for you right now to use, so if you don’t have your copy, fill out the form below this paragraph. The workbook will go straight to your inbox. You can then print it off and join me as we go through it together.
Verses to Read Today
Matthew 28: 18-20 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.
Bible Study Questions & Answers
1. When did Jesus say this?
So this story happens after The Lord’s death after He came back to life. This happens right before The Lord goes back to heaven. These are the last recorded words we have.
2. How does the timing of Jesus’ words affect what He’s saying?
So the timing is really important when we’re doing Bible study, we need to understand that time before after, and during can play a big role In the context of what you’re reading.
So this story is at a time where is Jesus is about to leave. But he’s saying I am with you always.
How can he be with them always if he is about to leave?
So the timing is interesting because I think the disciples heard this and thought that he would just be with them forever.
But Jesus is saying no, I’m my body is leading. But then I’m going to send the Holy Spirit.
So even though Jesus isn’t there in person, He’s with us in spirit and then not only that and says I am with you always, even to the end of the age.
In this post, I talked about nothing separating us from the Lord. And this verse tells us that not even time is going to separate us from God.
Even if this was after Jesus left earth, it doesn’t affect our relationship with him. It doesn’t affect his ability to be with us. It cannot separate us from God.
So this part is about the timing which is a good question to ask ourselves like why is this being talked about now and not before or after that can be a really interesting question.
Depending on the passage that we’re reading,
Extra Bible Study Tip
I’m highlighting these two things because what I’m doing with this workbook is I’m showing you different questions that you can ask yourself when reading Scripture and different things to know.
That if you want to read Scripture on your own different things to look like when and timing is a really cool thing to look at, I encourage you to highlight those things in whatever passage you read next.
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3. What is the highest calling in The Bible?
The comfort in these verses is knowing we have a calling.
The Lord is talking to his disciples, but I believe the calling to us is the same that we have to go then and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit to tell people about God.
This means we all have a calling and a purpose.
Sometimes as a mom I get discouraged because I feel like I’m wasting my time like I don’t have a purpose. But then I go back to these verses and I think, I need to tell everybody, and that includes my kids.
So even if all I do all day is take care of my kids if I’m loving them and teaching them about God and his word, then I’m answering the call. I’m telling others about God, so that’s a comfort to me that I have a calling regardless if I feel like I’m not doing anything.
Sometimes, the devil likes to lie to me and say I’m wasting my time. But The Lord says no. If you’re doing things in my name for me and you are being this call to tell people about me. So that’s encouraging.
And then it comes back to The Lord saying: I am with you.
Face time with Jesus
Sometimes I get jealous about the disciples because they got to spend like three years with Jesus, they got to ask him all the questions they got to learn from his feet. They got to see his face. They got to spend that face-to-face time and I really want that.
But what I think is interesting is that the disciples were not filled with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit came after Jesus left. So today, even though we’re not seeing Jesus, his physical body is with us The Lord is more with us than He was with the disciples because He’s in us.
So I think that’s really cool and so comforting. The whole theme of this last couple of weeks is I am with you, the Lord God himself is with us, so I hope that’s encouraging for you.
What have you learned today?
I want you to think of one thing that really you either learned or that stuck out to you.
Today for me is this word: purpose. The devil likes to attack my brain and tell me that I’m useless and I’m doing nothing and so this is the first that I come back to. Matthew 2820 that when I get discouraged, I come back to here and I say no.
The Lord’s giving me a calling to tell others and if I’m raising my children to know him, I am answering the call and so that’s a really good way that I can battle with the devil.
And I know my argument is going to win because it’s scriptural.
So in the comments, I would love for you to tell me what stuck out to you today. Maybe you’ve learned something, maybe a verse just got a new perspective for you. Maybe something really just jumped off the page and stuck in your mind. Or maybe a word. It’s just being repeated in your brain and so whatever that is, I’d love for you to share in the group and the comments below.
A quick Bible study tip for you
Always look for when So what time of day is this when in the yearly calendar, when did something happen before or after a specific event?
So for the time of day, if you think about the Lord’s death. It went completely pitch dark at noon that which is important, because that’s not a natural event, and knowing the when makes it that much more interesting when in the yearly calendar.
The Jewish people used a very different calendar following the feasts in the Old Testament, and understanding where that falls in the calendar and why these events are important, just helps you understand God’s word that much more and so much deeper and more interesting.
And then when something happened before or after.
So again, if you think about the Lord in his death before he died, he couldn’t walk through walls after he died and he came back from life. From the dead, he could, and so knowing what somebody did before or after a specific event helps us give us a larger perspective on a story.
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