The famous Negro Spiritual, “Keep Your Eyes on the Prize,” captures the spirit of Matthew 10. The hymn calls to mind an array of Scriptural passages to encourage and enjoin the faithful to run the race set before them.
In its famous verse: “Keep your hand on the Gospel plow; Won’t take nothing for my journey now;” the hymn’s anonymous authors understand that in the work the Bible demands of us, we are fed only by the commandment that sends us.
“For Scripture says, ‘Do not muzzle the ox while it is treading out the grain.’ and ‘The worker deserves his wages.’”(1 Timothy 5:18)
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 10:5-10.
Episode 280 Matthew 10:5-10; “Fearless First” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http:// creativecommons .org/ licenses /by/3.0/