Matthew 11:7 And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
Serving the Lord requires one to be like a sheep in the midst of wolves. Standing on the word of God will cause you to be persecuted but the Lord will be your defence.
Matthew 9:37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;
Jesus is looking for his believers to speak openly and publicly about the salvation he has provided. Labourers of the gospel were few in Jesus’ day as well as today, will you be moved with compassion to labour in his harvest?
Matthew 9:12 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.
Jesus proves his deity as God manifest in the flesh by his authority and power to forgive sins. Every man has the sickness of sin and requires Jesus the physician to provide healing.
Matthew 8:27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!
Jesus came performing supernatural miracles such as healing the sick, casting out devils and even controlling nature itself. We are called to proclaim the great works of Christ.
Matthew 6:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
When you serve the Lord do it to be seen of God, not to be seen of men. Set your sights on earning heavenly treasures which are eternal and cannot be lost.
Acts 8:36-37 And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.