Posts in 31 Days of Prayer
“A student is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher.” (Luke 6:40 NIV84)
Luke clearly distinguishes between the objective of teaching and discipleship. When I was in college, chances were if I had an 8 am course on the other side of campus, I would buy the “Cliffs Notes” and rarely show up for class except for the exams. Why? Because my objective was to gain a mastery of the material, not to mirror any professor. Some of us take a “Cliffs Notes” approach to our faith. We buy, and even study, the Bible, commentaries, and other books about our faith. We may even gain a certain mastery of the material. But,…
And He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” (Matthew 4:19 NASB)
As the Lord Jesus was looking for His disciples, He looked for men with a willingness to serve Him, and ultimately spread the good news of His message of salvation. He selected Peter and Andrew as they were working — as fishermen. Jesus didn’t select those with the highest education, those who learned from the famous Rabbis, or those who worked at the synagogue, but instead called them from normal professions or jobs.
The Lord Jesus continues to do that today. He isn’t calling disciples just from those who graduate from great universities, those who go to seminary and those who work at…