BE OPEN TO GOD Near the end of their final Passover meal, Jesus reminded His apprentices that He previously sent them out in ministry without money or a bag and their needs were met. However, Jesus went on “BUT NOW IF YOU HAVE MONEY OR A BAG, CARRY THAT WITH YOU. IF YOU DON’T HAVE A SWORD, SELL YOUR COAT AND BUY ONE” [Lk 22:36 IC] because things are different and He will soon to be treated as a criminal, as written in scripture. Jesus encouraged them to take care of themselves, including being able to defend themselves because the enemy will temporarily have his way. God guided Jesus on what to “SAY” [Jn 12:49] and apparently, God wanted Jesus’ apprentices to take care of themselves and be able to defend themselves at this time.  Although God usually provides followers needs, we must not limit God’s guidance. Are you open to God? Home, BasicSubjects, Scriptures