“Students are not greater than their teacher. But the student who is fully trained will become like the teacher.”
Our goal and purpose should be to become like the teacher, studying everything He did and living it out. We can’t get caught thinking we know better or something needs to change, we keep learning and doing.
Luke 6:41-42 NLT
““And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? How can you think of saying, ‘Friend, let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye.”
As we learn and understand we are all sinners and need a Savior, then we work on ourselves and improve so we can help others. It’s that that we sit by and do nothing, we learn to be like the teacher and then we start to live like Him in obedience, then we can help others. We aren’t equipped to help until we are seeking Him fully and have surrendered our lives for His.
““So why do you keep calling me ‘Lord, Lord!’ when you don’t do what I say?
Why do we want to say we are connected to Jesus, or say we are a Christian when we desire the things of this world more? Or the desires of our flesh, or doing things to get ahead in life. If we proclaim to be something, we should work hard to live it without letting the world manipulate us.
I love what Jesus says next:
I will show you what it’s like when someone comes to me, listens to my teaching, and then follows it.”
I want to see by growing and learning to live like I have listened to His teaching followed it. Thank you Jesus for showing us and desiring us to be just like you. Amen