Like Our Master
by Randy Chambers, 2016-03-01
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. If the head of the house has been called
Beelzebub, how much more the members of his household!
Consider Christ. The essence of love. The epitome of compassion. The
embodiment of God's grace and mercy. He came to this earth to draw people to God
and restore relationship between a fallen mankind and a Holy God. It meant for
Him the giving up of anything He could get out of this life for Himself. It
meant for Him the abandoning of thoughts and ideas that most of us hold dear.
The thoughts that we should have opportunity to make a life for ourselves. The
ideas that we have the right to happiness and the right to sculpt out for
ourselves a life that will be pleasant and satisfying. 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?