“I will send them prophets and apostles. They will murder some of those prophets and apostles and persecute others … When Jesus left, the experts in Moses’ Teachings and the Pharisees held a terrible grudge against Him. They questioned Him about many things and watched Him closely to trap Him in something He might say” (Luke 11:49, 53).
We read about “prophets and apostles.” Some were murdered. Others were persecuted. We read about our Saviour. He was crucified. Murder, persecution, crucifixion – Is this all that we read about the prophets and the apostles? Is this all that we read about our Saviour? No! Here’s something else – “You are built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets. Christ Jesus himself is the cornerstone” (Ephesians 2:20). Where would we be without the prophets and apostles? Where would we be without Jesus Christ, our Saviour? No foundation, no cornerstone – that’s where we’d be! Thank God – We’re not left to sink into quicksand that swallows us up. We’re built on the solid Rock – our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. As we thank God for Jesus, let’s not forget to thank Him, also, for the prophets and the apostles.