God commits various tasks to his servants. A principal task of those sent by God is to take the good news of the gospel to those who have not heard it, and so to be a means through which others come to faith.
Ex 3:10 Moses is sent by God to Pharoah; Jos 22:3 The eastern tribes complete their mission to help the others take possession of Canaan; Jdg 6:14 Gideon is sent by God against the Midianites; 1Sa 15:18-20 Saul is given the task of destroying the Amalekites; 1Sa 16:1 Samuel is sent by God to anoint David as king; Isa 48:15 Cyrus is appointed to bring deliverance from Babylon. Barnabas’and Saul’s mission to deliver money collected for the church in Judea:Ac 11:30; Ac 12:25Tychicus sent with news of Paul:Eph 6:22; Col 4:7-8
Dictionary of Bible Themes Scripture index copyright Martin H. Manser, 2009. As Editor, Martin Manser wishes to thank all those who compiled or edited the NIV Thematic Study Bible, on which this work is based.
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