And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man? Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus. 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. And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing. —Acts 8:34-39

Have you been baptized? If you believe with all your heart you may and should be baptized. The eunuch’s confession of faith was “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God” and upon that Philip baptized him.

Being baptized is obedience to what the Great Commission says about making disciples. Once a person believes and becomes a disciple they are to be baptized and then taught to apply God’s Word to their lives for the rest of their lives (Matthew 28:18-20). In turn they then go out and make disciples. This is what has happened since Jesus appointed the Apostles to do so. It has continued right down to us and will until the end of this age. Are you a disciple-maker? That is what we are called to be! May we be obedient.

Dear Father, help me to be the disciple-maker You desire me to be. May it be so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of my Lord Jesus Christ.

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