Belt of Truth
Knowing and Applying God's Truth to Real Life
Matthew 10:24-25 (NKJV) “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. It is enough for a disciple that he be like his teacher, and a servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more will they call those of his household!”
What truth is revealed? Even two thousand years after His death, people recognize Jesus. “OK,” it is just someone’s idea of what Jesus looked like, but His facsimile remains the most recognizable portrait on our planet. More importantly, do people recognize Jesus in us? As followers of Jesus, (who happens to be the greatest teacher of all time) “we” are to be like our teacher. So, the question remains, “Do our lives mirror His life to the point that people can see Jesus in us?”
What can we learn from this teaching? Jesus made a point: “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.” (John 14:15) This is really what it means to be a disciple of Christ. If He is our first love, then it will be a joy to obey His teaching, and the result will be disciples that reflect His character. As we submit ourselves to Jesus, He (through the transforming power of the Holy Spirit) imprints Himself on us.
How can I apply this story to my life? I consider myself a follower of Christ. He is my teacher; and the author and finisher of my faith. Jesus is absolutely faithful in shaping me through the work of the Holy Spirit. It really helps when I cooperate with the process. In order to “assist” the ongoing work of sanctification, I need to submit to Jesus, obey His teachings and crucify the flesh on a daily basis.
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As revealed by God through the Life and Message of Christ; through the wisdom of Solomon; through the letters of the Apostles; through the inspiration of God.