And he said to another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.…
When the Master gave the command, "Go thou and preach," He meant "Go thou and shine; go thou and bear much fruit; go thou and do good; go thou and teach the poor; go thou and save the drunkard; go thou and heal the sick; go thou and witness for Me; go thou and live out this beautiful and sublime religion of the Cross."
1. A life of obedience to Christ is the most effective way of glorifying our Saviour. It has been well styled "the strongest manifestation of God to the world."
2. There is no other preaching of the Word that makes so many converts to the truth.
3. Every man is a preacher, and every life a sermon. What sort of a discourse are you making, you, and you, and you?
(T. L. Cuyler, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.