Today we are reading Luke 6. Jesus shares a very brief parable on discipleship.
He also told them this parable: “Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit? A student is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher.NIVO Luke 6:39-40
The obvious answer to the opening question is, “No. A blind man cannot lead a blind man. Surely, they will fall into a pit.” It is imperative that a teacher can see and has something of value to teach his student. In another place Jesus condemns the Pharisees who he identifies as blind guides. They are teaching, but the content and message is false. In their case, the teachings of legalism they taught drove their disciples farther away from God and truth. The lesson is clear: be certain that your teacher teaches and lives the truth.
The next verse has always intrigued me. A student or disciple is not greater than his teacher. The preposition Jesus uses suggests greater or of more importance than his teacher. We all have learned many lessons from others. But in a discipleship relationship we must be careful to select the True Teacher! Jesus is our very best teacher! He alone is the Teacher we should seek. His truth not only informs our minds but transforms our lives. So, we are blessed in this life to become like Him. None of us has been fully trained or is fully mature. We have gaps in understanding and in practice. So, we will keep learning from Him! How precious it is to be taught by the omniscient Savior WHO IS THE TRUTH.
Today let’s seek to learn from Jesus. Let us joyfully put into practice what he is teaching us! Our world needs to see true disciples who look and act like our Savior.
Be blessed as you walk with the True Teacher and Savior.