Thursday, November 13, 2014

Lord and Savior, but not Teacher?

Jesus is Lord, Savior, and Teacher. These three offices correspond to the Old Testament offices of king, priest, and prophet. More and more I think the office that gets short shrift in our day is teacher. While some people falsely think Jesus can be their Savior without being their Lord, there seem to be lots of professing Christians who say Jesus is their Lord and Savior, but care little about learning from him as their teacher. How can we claim to be his disciples and pay no attention to his teaching? As Christians we should immerse ourselves in the Gospels everyday, but do we? Jesus should be our sole teacher. Every other teacher in our lives should be judged in relation to Jesus' teaching. But if we barely know what Jesus says, how will this discernment take place? We need to return to the Gospels day after day to learn from our teacher, if we claim to be his.

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