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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Matthew 10:24

"A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master."

Do you consider yourself greater than Jesus? Now your gut reaction is to say no (or at least I hope it is), but it might not be that obvious. If Jesus is your Lord and Master, then you must expect to be treated in the same way he was treated. Don't be surprised if the world throws back in your face your good intentions and your speaking the truth in love. You might as well be just as surprised that the enemy across the battlefield shot at you when you tried to deliver them tea and cookies.

Neither should you think yourself not bound to the same things Jesus was bound to. His life is filled with examples of love and obedience. He healed the sick and dying, those otherwise untouched by Jewish society due to purity regulations. He came to serve others, not to be served. If you think this life of servitude and obedience was only good for Jesus and the same rules don't apply to you, then truly you consider yourself greater than He was.

If you want to be a disciple, you must do the things he did and teach and obey the things he taught. It's the very definition of what a disciple is. Now there are stories of disciples "surpassing" their masters by going beyond what their masters taught, but do you hope to do it better than Jesus did it?

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