KEY SCRIPTURE: JOHN 13:16. “Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.”
As the Lord was expounding His teachings through his demonstrations, He said to them that if He their master had done so, they the subjects must equally do likewise because the servant is not greater than his master. He added that the one sent is also not greater than he who sent him.
This implies the servant must always learn from his master and do likewise if he is to have what he’s had. Every servant must diligently follow his master so he could become like him.
The servant must acknowledge and accept that he must be submissive to the instructions of his master. The servant is also a learner, and it always takes humility to learn. The Lord said in John 8:29 that “ And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.”
Remember that the Lord said God resists the proud but gives more grace to the humble. More grace means greater capacity to do more, and it takes humility to receive this greater capacity.
The Lord, our master practised certain activities to make Him who He is. If any followers of His must experience what He experienced, then that follower must do the same.
The Lord never missed His early times of prayer. The Bible said, “He woke up a great while before day to go into prayer.” (Mark 1:35;). The Lord spent days fasting and praying. If you wish to do like He did, then you must walk where He walked. The Lord Jesus walked through the villages preaching about the kingdom and healing the sick. There are many servants of God who find it very difficult moving from place to place, preaching the gospel to others. The Lord also spent time with single individuals to teach and explain the gospel to them (John 3 and John 4).
Since the servant is not greater than his master, we must likewise follow after Him in that regard. Jesus, our Lord, ministered to the sick by taking the place of the father. He acted as if it was the father directly speaking to the sick. We must carefully learn from His example and do likewise if we wish to see the results. He said, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” The following means learning from Him. Looking at His examples and doing the same.
THOUGHT: TO PRODUCE LIKE JESUS WE MUST DO WHAT HE DID.
Matthew 4:19 “And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
Matthew 8:9 “For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.”