Lord and Master
by Randy Chambers, 2015-06-11
Matthew 10:24-25, NIV: A student is not above his teacher,
nor a servant above his master. It is enough for the student to be like his teacher, and
the servant like his master...
Consider Christ. The road Christ walked was not a glamorous one. It promised
nothing of worldly goods or gain. It was not a road that led to satisfaction and financial
comfort while on this earth. It was a road of self-denial,
self-sacrifice--self-death. It was a road that led to a cross on a hill of death,
appropriately named Golgotha, "the place of the skull." If to follow
Christ means to walk the road He walked, does it not also mean to die, truly die, to self?
If to follow Christ means to call Him Master, does it not also mean that it is enough for
us to be like our Master? Can we call Him Master and follow Him without walking the road
that He walked? Consider Christ. Consider the road that He walked. Consider
what He gave up for the Father and for us. Consider what it means to call Him Lord
and Master. In all things...consider Christ.