~Matthew 10:24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.
I love this verse! It shows us two depictions of our relationship with Christ:
- Disciple and master
- Servant and Lord
The definition of the word “disciple” means pupil and the word “master” means teacher. Christ is our teacher and through His Word He teaches all we need to know to serve Him. Jesus is the Word of God (John 1:1) and, therefore, has all authority to teach us.
The second relationship is servant and lord. The word “servant” means bond slave and “lord” means supreme ruler! No servant ignores his master’s commands. No servant goes against what his master has told him to do. A servant does not belong to himself but he belongs to his master.
Therefore, the born-again believer should obey the Lord without question. The Word of God, our Master’s words, clearly outlines what He expects of us and as His servants, we must obey.
The world laughs at the Bible and anything that relates to it. The world laughs at true Christianity and tries to make a mockery of anything holy. Christians are depicted as lunatics and the world has great joy in making fun at Christ’s expense. How very sad! But Christ shall have the last word.
~Revelation 22:12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.