KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 10:24 KJV” The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his Lord.”
We continue with our walk with Jesus through the gospels. The Lord states in our key scripture, that no disciple is greater than his master. This is a very important statement, and has a lot to teach us. He added that, the disciple can be at best equal to his master. Every disciple if he should become anything at all, must study the life of his master and do as he has done. This may bring you to his level.
Now, who is our master in the light of our study? Our master is the Lord Jesus Himself. He is our ultimate example to emulate. As much as we may have men who would be training, teaching and mentoring us, we may not be limited to that alone as we have Jesus’ example to follow. The Lord Jesus is the ultimate master. We are all servants and His disciples.
I do not think it is scripturally proper to be limited by the spiritual Stagnation of any man. Scripture encourages us to look unto Jesus. Hebrews 12:2 KJV” Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
We must study His life critically and learn from Him. We have to practice all that He did if we wish to function anywhere near what he did. The Lord fasted, we must also fast. He prayed consistently and aggressively. (Heb 5:7) We must do same. The Lord went out ministering the word to many who were lost. We should not be shy or ashamed about standing by the roadside sharing the gospel with people. The Lord openly healed the sick. We must learn from the way He did it. NOTE Jesus never prayed for one sick person, He always instructed the sick to do what they could not do. (Mk 5:41, Mk 2:11, Luke 13:12). Praying for the sick was taught in James 5:14. The Lord personally did not pray for any sick person. Learn these things and do likewise. You must also expect to be persecuted. Mk 10:30.
Now, why do I say Jesus is our ultimate example and not any man? The Lord would judge everyman according to his works. If the physical master did not do as the Lord required, he may be rejected, and you accepted, because you did as the Lord required. How then should we relate to our earthly masters? Love them, honor them and obey them. Do only those things that the scriptures reveal. If their actions are in anyway opposite to what the Bible teaches, then ignore it and do as the word of God teaches. Do not criticize any leader but rather pray for him or her, if he happens to be erring in his actions. You may also point his errors to him, yet do it respectively.
Thank you, Lord Jesus, for your great leadership example, I am dedicated to honoring your word in every way. I pray for all children of God to follow you diligently
Matthew 4:19 KJV And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
John 13:14, 15 KJV ” If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.